2016 Election Results: By the Numbers

After a long and tense year of a national election, over 75% of registered Georgia voters showed up to the polls. That is 4,125,347 people out of over 10 million residents, approximately 40%. Here are the results of the vote for all elected positions, along with state and city referenda:

President of the United States

Donald Trump    2,076,119 votes (51.22%)

Hillary Clinton        1,853,445 votes (45.73%)

Gary Johnson        123,881 votes (3.06%)


United States Senator

Johnny Isakson    2,119,874 votes (54.93%)

Jim Barksdale        1,579,083 votes (40.91%)

Allen Buckley         160,608 votes (4.16%)


Public Service Commission

Tim Echols         2,372,054 votes (66.64%)

Eric Hoskins        1,187,528 votes (33.36%)


U.S. Representative, District 4

Victor Armendariz    70,487 votes (24.31%)

Hank Johnson    219,500 votes (75.69%)


U.S. Representative, District 5

Douglas Bell        44,952 votes (15.46%)

John Lewis        245,731 votes (84.54%)


U.S. Representative, District 13

David Scott        250,844 votes (100%)


Referenda for the State of Georgia:

Constitutional Amendment 1: Opportunity School District

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the state to intervene in chronically failing public schools in order to improve student performance?"

YES        1,597,405 votes (39.98%)

NO        2,397,637 votes (60.02%)

Constitutional Amendment 2: Safe Harbor

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow additional penalties for criminal cases in which a person is adjudged guilty of keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, pandering by compulsion, solicitation of sodomy, masturbation for hire, trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, or sexual exploitation of children and to allow assessments on adult entertainment establishments to fund the Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children Fund to pay for care and rehabilitative and social services for individuals in this state who have been or may be sexually exploited?"

YES         3,284,250 votes (83.28%)

NO        659,477 votes (16.72%)

Constitutional Amendment 3: Judicial Qualifications Commission

"Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to abolish the existing Judicial Qualifications Commission; require the General Assembly to create and provide by general law for the composition, manner of appointment, and governance of a new Judicial Qualifications Commission, with such commission having the power to discipline, remove, and cause involuntary retirement of judges; require the Judicial Qualifications Commission to have procedures that provide for due process of law and review by the Supreme Court of its advisory opinions; and allow the Judicial Qualifications Commission to be open to the public in some manner?”

YES        2,320,696 votes (62.47%)

NO        1,393,998 votes (37.53%)

Constitutional Amendment 4: Fireworks Tax for Trauma Care

“Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the proceeds of excise taxes on the sale of fireworks or consumer fireworks be dedicated to the funding of trauma care, firefighter equipping and training, and local public safety purposes?”

YES        3,176,475 votes (81.15%)

NO        737,987 votes (18.85%)


Referenda for the City of Atlanta:

City of Atlanta TSPLOST Referendum

“Shall an additional 0.4 percent sales tax to be collected in the City of Atlanta for 5 years for the purpose of transportation improvements and congestion reduction?”

YES        115,951 votes (67.97%)

NO        54,632 votes (32.03%)

City of Atlanta MARTA Referendum

“Shall an additional sales tax of of one-half percent be collected in the City of Atlanta for the purpose of significantly expanding and enhancing MARTA transit service in Atlanta?”

YES        123,539 votes (71.53%)

NO        49,163 votes (28.47%)


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