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Election 2012: Final Wrangle in Runoff Races

There are several disputed races in Gwinnett County. Don't forget to head to the polls on Aug. 21 to vote in local runoff races.

Polls open at 7 a.m. Aug. 21 for the runoff election for this year's general primary races.

Citizens must vote with the same party chosen in the general primary election in July. Voters should to their regular voting precinct, according information on the Gwinnett County government website.

If the citizen did not vote in the July 31 election or voted nonpartisan, he or she may choose any party for the runoff election. However, there is no runoff for the Democratic Party in Gwinnett County. 

There will be a nonpartisan ballot available.

Gwinnett County District 3:

Incumbent Mike Beaudreau, who received 47.4 percent of the vote in the primary election will face Tommy Hunter, who previously received 22.1 percent of the vote.

Gwinnett County Superior Court

Kathy Schrader, who previously received 43.5 percent of the vote will face Tracey Mason Blasi, who received 20.3 percent of the primary election vote.

Gwinnett County State Court

Emily Brantly, who received 27.9 percent of primary election votes, will face Pam Britt, who received 26.9 percent of previous votes.

New more information?

Sample ballots are available on the Georgia Secretary of State's "My Voter Page."

Also, click here for additional election stories posted on the 2012 Lilburn Area Election Guide.

George Wilson August 20, 2012 at 08:06 PM
My concern about the judges races are the enormous amounts of money being spent by the candidates. Special interest have been involved in all the races and are turning the judges into politicians not judges. Some right- wing organizations are pushing our state courts to the right. Judges are more likely to rule in favor of big businesses and against individuals who have been injured,scammed,or subject to discrimination. State courts decide 95 percent of the country's legal cases. The evidence suggests that judges should be picked and appointed through merit selection, not elected.
Joy L. Woodson August 20, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Thanks for your comment, George!
George Wilson August 21, 2012 at 05:16 PM
The harm to justice is well documented when special interests like energy, hospital industry and casinos, and others contribute heavily to judges' campaigns. A recent study showed that in 403 cases between 2000 and 2010,the courts in states where the spending was especially heavy the courts were more likely to rule in favor of big business and against individuals. Also ,a system of appointed judges need not put all of the power in the Governors hands.

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