Georgia votes Romney on Election Day
The polls closed in the state of Georgia at 7 p.m. along
with the polls of all other states on the Eastern seaboard. Election Day had
ended and now Georgians could just wait. As major TV stations such as NBC News,
CNN, ABC News, and CBS News projected the results of the presidential campaign,
I couldn’t wait for Georgia’s results to come out.
The Peach State has traditionally been a Republican state and has voted for the Republican candidate in seven of the previous 10 Presidential general elections. But several of the voters that I had interviewed earlier today at our local polling place had cast their ballots for President Obama, and I was extremely curious to see if our state would change sides during this Election season.
It was quite exciting waiting for the results, and finally they were announced at 8 p.m. Georgia was called for the Republican nominee, Governor Mitt Romney. This win now brought him 16 electoral votes closer to the White House. And it marks the fifth consecutive Presidential election that Georgia has been a red state.
With 96 percent of precincts reporting, here are the results: Governor Romney won 53.2 percent of the vote and President Obama won 45.7 percent. 1.4 percent of people voted for another candidate. Romney won by a larger margin in Georgia than Republican John McCain did in the state four years earlier, also against Barack Obama.
Other races that Georgians watched for on Election Night were the House of Representatives elections. For the 14 Congressional districts in Georgia that held House elections, 13 incumbents were re-elected including Representative Tom Price of District 5, who has agreed to be interviewed by this Kid Reporter several times.
As the final national election results come out, it has become apparent that incumbent President Barack Obama has won re-election, just like what Scholastic readers predicted in the Scholastic Student Vote. Election Day is winding to a close and so is this Election season that has been so exciting and so close between the two candidates.
—Kid Reporter Andrew Liang