December 6, 2018

Democrats Make Slight Gains in Oconee County


Public Service Commissioner Chuck Eaton.

Republican Brad Raffensperger got 67.1 percent of the vote in Oconee County in the runoff for secretary of state on Tuesday, up just slightly from his 66.8 percent vote on Nov. 6.

Democrat John Barrow received 32.9 percent of the vote in Oconee County on Tuesday, up from the 30.7 percent he received in the three-way contest on Nov. 6.

In the Public Service Commission race, incumbent Republican Chuck Eaton received 68.1 percent of the vote in Oconee County on Tuesday, down from the 69.4 percent he received on Nov. 6.

Democrat Lindy Miller received 31.9 percent, up from the 27.3 percent she received in the three-way race on Nov. 6.

Only 9,092 of Oconee County’s 27,538 active, registered voters participated in the runoff election, or 33.0 percent, compared with the 75.5 percent who cast a ballot for the Nov. 6 election.

Statewide results showed Raffensperger with 52 percent of the vote to Barrow’s 48.0 percent and Eaton with 51.8 percent to Miller’s 48.2 percent, with 100 percent of the precincts counted.

On Nov. 6 statewide, Raffensperger had 49.1 percent of the vote to Barrow's 48.7 percent, and Eaton had 49.7 percent to Miller's 47.6 percent.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.