2022 General Election Results

UPDATE (11/9, 1:00 pm): The preliminary results are completely reported in Georgia.

UPDATE (11/9, 8:30 am): Most Democratic candidates have lost in Georgia but are doing better than expected nationwide. Trump-backed candidates in particular are having disastrous results, whereas more moderate Republicans are performing well. Raphael Warnock is leading Herschel Walker in the race for US Senate, but neither candidate has 50% of the vote and they seem headed for a runoff.

Statewide results come from the Secretary of State via clarityelections.com, as do the results from Athens-Clarke County.

Turnout

Georgians came out in record numbers for early voting but faded slightly on election day when compared to 2018 numbers. Overall turnout was very good for a midterm election with 3,957,598 votes cast, or 56.9% of registered voters.

In Athens, 25,362 votes were cast during early voting, a figure which nearly exceeded the total number of votes cast during the 2014 midterm election (when 25,934 Athenians cast their ballots). Overall, 40,435 Athenians voted in 2022, 59.1% of registered voters.

Those who argue that Athens had low turnout are comparing our county to others in Georgia that have very different demographics.

2022 Election Results

US Senate
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Attorney General
Agriculture Commissioner
Insurance Commissioner
State School Superintendent
Labor Commissioner
US House of Representatives, District 10
State Senate, District 46
State Senate, District 47
State House, District 120
State House, District 121

State House, District 122
State House, District 124
Constitutional Amendment #1
Constitutional Amendment #2
Referendum A
Referendum B
Local Referendum

US Senate

US Senate runoff candidates

Raphael Warnock (D, incumbent) — 49.4%
Herschel Walker (R) — 48.5%
Chase Oliver (L) — 2.1%

These two candidates will meet again in a runoff on December 6.

Governor

Governor Brian Kemp

Brian Kemp (R, incumbent) — 53.4%
Stacey Abrams (D) — 45.9%
Shane Hazel (L) — 0.7%

Lieutenant Governor

Burt Jones

Burt Jones (R) — 51.4%
Charlie Bailey (D) — 46.4%
Ryan Graham (L) — 2.2%

Secretary of State

Brad Raffensperger

Brad Raffensperger (R, incumbent) — 53.3%
Bee Nguyen (D) — 44.0%
Ted Metz (L) — 2.8%

Attorney General

Chris Carr

Chris Carr (R, incumbent) — 51.9%
Jen Jordan (D) — 46.6%
Martin Cowen (L) — 1.5%

Agriculture Commissioner

Tyler Harper

Tyler Harper (R) — 53.0%
Nakita Hemingway (D) — 44.8%
David Raudabaugh (L) — 2.2%

Insurance Commissioner

John King

John King (R, incumbent) — 54.1%
Janice Laws Robinson (D) — 45.9%

State School Superintendent

Richard Woods (R, incumbent) — 54.2%
Alisha Searcy (D) — 45.8%

Labor Commissioner

Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson (R) — 52.1%
William Boddie (D) — 45.3%
Emily Anderson (L) — 2.6%

US House of Representatives, District 10

Mike Collins

Mike Collins (R) — 64.5%
Tabitha Johnson-Green (D) — 35.5%

State Senate, District 46

Bill Cowsert

Bill Cowsert (R, incumbent) — 64.0%
Andrew Ferguson (D) — 36.0%

State Senate, District 47

Frank Ginn

Frank Ginn (R, incumbent) — 62.0%
Conolus Scott, Jr. (D) — 38.0%

State House, District 120

Houston Gaines

Houston Gaines (R, incumbent) — 61.2%
Mokah Jasmine Johnson (D) — 38.8%

State House, District 121

Marcus Wiedower

Marcus Wiedower (R, incumbent) — 60.4%
Jeff Auerbach (D) — 39.6%

State House, District 122

Spencer Frye (D, incumbent) – 100%

State House, District 124

Trey Rhodes

Trey Rhodes (R, incumbent) — 65.8%
Kat Howkins (D) — 34.2%

Constitutional Amendment #1

YES (Stop paying politicians indicted on felony charges) — 88.5%
NO (Keep paying politicians indicted on felony charges) — 11.5%

Constitutional Amendment #2

YES (Allow tax breaks during natural disasters) — 91.9%
NO (Don’t allow tax breaks during natural disasters) — 8.2%

Referendum A

YES (Give tax breaks to the timber industry) — 59.0%
NO (Don’t give tax breaks to the timber industry) — 41.0%

Referendum B

YES (Give tax breaks to the agriculture industry) — 76.5%
NO (Don’t give tax breaks to the agriculture industry) — 23.5%

Local Referendum

YES (Freeze property taxes for low-income homeowners) – 85.7%
NO (Don’t freeze property taxes for low-income homeowners) – 14.3%

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