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Polls Close as Candidates Await Results

GOP gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel has hunkered down to watch the results come in.

Scanners Speed Primary Voting

Voters in more than two dozen counties across the state have had a quicker check-in process at their local precinct today. And it may become more widespread by this November’s general election.

Voting Turnout 'Light' To 'Heavy' Across State

Polls are open across Georgia for primary elections, and turnout is described as "light" to "medium to high" depending on the region of the state.

Barnes, Handel Get Debate Focus

Debates were held Sunday night for gubernatorial Democratic and Republican hopefuls.

Poll: Ga. Voters Support Immigration Crackdown

A new poll shows a majority of Georgia voters would support giving local police the power to arrest people who cannot prove they're in the country legally.

Oxendine Ethics Probe Clears Hurdle

A Fulton County judge tossed an attempt by two insurance companies that sought to block an ethics investigation into contributions to Republican gubernatorial hopeful John Oxendine. Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams said in her ruling Friday that the commission has the power to "find probable cause to initiate hearings and similarly to issue subpoenas in connection with its investigation of public violations."

Mystery Candidate Worries Challenger

Patricia McCracken qualified to run against Carol Porter in the democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor. But hardly anything else is known about this reclusive 65-year-old Augusta woman.

Who's Voting in Georgia and Why

Many voters said, they had no idea there was an election next week and wanted to study the candidates.

Estimate: Less Than 100 Illegals Enrolled

Officials with Georgia's public colleges and universities are looking into what do to with undocumented students.

Will Voters Show Up For The Primary?

Georgians head to the polls next Tuesday to select Republican and Democratic nominees for Governor and other statewide and local races. To get a sense of what’s motivating voters, Rickey Bevington checked in with some newspapers around the state. mEarly voting for the July 20 primary continues through Friday. Polls open at 7 next Tuesday morning.

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