2020 General Election Results

Results for Federal Offices
Results for State Offices
Results for Local Offices
Amendments and Referenda

Turnout

Athens: 51,773 votes cast of 76,504 registered voters (67.7%)
Oconee: 25,399 votes cast of 30,071 registered voters (84.5%)

Federal Offices

Senator Joe Biden
Senator Joe Biden

President

Joe Biden (D) – 49.5%
Donald Trump (R) – 49.3%
Jo Jorgensen – 1.2%

Joe Biden won Athens-Clarke County with 70.2% of the vote. 67.7% of Athens voters turned out, lower than in 2016 when 75.6% of Athens voters showed up. On the other hand, turnout was higher in raw numbers of voters.

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US Senate, seat 1

David Perdue (R) – 49.7%
Jon Ossoff (D) – 48.0%
Shane Hazel (L) – 2.3%

Jon Ossoff is heading to a runoff with Senator David Perdue, which will take place on January 5.

Senator Kelly Loeffler
Kelly Loeffler (R)
Raphael Warnock
Raphael Warnock (D)

US Senate, seat 2

Raphael Warnock (D) – 32.9%
Kelly Loeffler (R) – 25.9%
Doug Collins (R) – 20.0%

Raphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler are the top two candidates in this special election. They’ll face off again in a runoff on January 5.

Andrew Clyde, US Congressman
Andrew Clyde (R)

US Congress, district 9

Andrew Clyde (R) – 78.6%
Devin Pandy (D) – 21.4%

Gun store owner Andrew Clyde cruises easily to victory in US district 9 by about the same margin Republicans won the seat in 2018.

Rep. Jody Hice
Jody Hice (R)

US Congress, district 10

Jody Hice (R) – 62.3%
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D) – 37.7%

Representative Jody Hice wins an easy victory in a repeat of this district’s results from 2018.

State Offices

Jason Shaw, Public Service Commissioner
Jason Shaw (R)

Public Service Commissioner, district 1

Jason Shaw (R) – 50.1%
Robert Bryant (D) – 46.2%

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Public Service Commissioner, district 4

Bubba McDonald (R) – 49.9%
Daniel Blackman (D) – 47.0%
Nathan Wilson (L) – 3.1%

Daniel Blackman has forced a runoff with Bubba McDonald, which will take place on December 1.

Bill Cowsert
Bill Cowsert (R)

State Senator, district 46

Bill Cowsert (R) – 61.0%
Zachary Perry (D) – 39.0%

Frank Ginn
Frank Ginn (R)

State Senator, district 47

Frank Ginn (R) – 65.9%
Dawn Johnson (D) – 34.1%

Senator Frank Ginn wins another term, easily defeating challenger Dawn Johnson for the second time. Interestingly, Johnson slightly improved on her 2018 performance despite doing very little formal campaigning this time (as far as I know).

Houston Gaines
Houston Gaines (R)

State House, district 117

Houston Gaines (R) – 56.6%
Mokah Jasmine Johnson (D) – 43.4%

Representative Houston Gaines posts a solid win over entrepreneur and activist Mokah Jasmine Johnson with extremely strong turnout from Oconee County Republicans.

Marcus Wiedower (R)

State House, district 119

Marcus Wiedower (R) – 54.9%
Jonathan Wallace (D) – 45.2%

Representative Marcus Wiedower defeats Jonathan Wallace for the second time. He even increased his margin of victory by four points over his 2018 win.

Local Offices

District Attorney, Western circuit

James Chafin
James Chafin
Deborah Gonzalez
Deborah Gonzalez (D)

Deborah Gonzalez (D) – 48.4%
James Chafin – 35.0%
Brian Patterson (D) – 16.7%

Deborah Gonzalez heads to a runoff on December 1 after a very strong showing but not quite strong enough to win outright. She’ll face off against James Chafin, a Republican running as a non-partisan candidate. Interim District Attorney Brian Patterson was outflanked on his left by Gonzalez and on his right by Chafin, leaving only a few votes for him to earn.

John Q Williams
John Q Williams (D)

Sheriff

John Q Williams (D) – 69.9%
Robert Hare (R) – 30.1%

John Q Williams trounces Robert Hare, closely mirroring Biden’s vote totals in Athens, and will become ACC’s next Sheriff.

Jesse Houle (D)

Commissioner, district 6

Jesse Houle (D) – 55.5%
Chad Lowery (R) – 44.6%

Jesse Houle defeats Chad Lowery to tack on an extra six weeks as commissioner to the front of their first term. They’ll take office this month. More importantly, this win blows away the asterisk that seemed sure to follow Houle’s name after winning the election in June by default. It turns out the people of district 6 want Houle to be their commissioner after all!

Amendments and Referenda

Amendment 1

YES – 81.6%
NO – 18.4%

Amendment 2

YES – 74.5%
NO – 25.5%

Statewide Referendum

YES – 73.1%
NO – 26.9%

For more info on the amendments and referenda, check out APN’s voter guide.

For more detailed results, check out the Secretary of State’s website:
Georgia Results
Athens-Clarke County Results

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