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10 June 2010

Graves Elected By A Majority Of The Minority

Tuesday, former state Representative Tom Graves won the runoff election to fill the remainder of Nathan Deal's term in the 111th Congress. Graves defeated former state Senator Lee Hawkins with 56% of the vote. Another way of looking at Graves' victory though is that he was elected by a majority of the minority.

Only ten percent of registered voters turned out in the 9th congressional district runoff election. That means ninety percent of voters couldn't be bothered with picking their representative in the United States House of Representatives.

Below are the numbers:

Registered Voters
(as of June 1, 2010)
Total Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
9th Congressional District
386,706
40,183
10.4%


[SOURCE: Georgia Secretary of State]