TOMLINSON AND BAKER MAKE HISTORY
If the rest of the state had gone the same way Columbus went, Democrats would have won every state-wide election. As you know, that didn’t happen. The breakdown is typical of all Columbus city-wide elections. North Columbus goes overwhelmingly for Republicans, and South Columbus goes overwhelmingly Democratic. But, there are enough Democrats and Independents in North Columbus to keep the city solidly in the Democratic column.
In Muscogee County, for United States Senator, Michael Thurmond got 53.69 percent to Johnny Isakson’s 44.22 percent.
For governor, former Gov. Roy Barnes got 57.50 percent of the vote. Former Congressman Nathan Deal, 39.53 percent.
For Lt. Gov., Carol Porter got 54.97 percent.
For Secretary of State, G. Sinkfield got 54.46 percent.
And for the rest of the state-wide races, no Democrat got less than 54 percent.
The non-partisan election for mayor fooled me. I thought Wayne Anthony would have been in the runoff because I figured he would have run up a pile of votes in North Columbus. He didn’t run up enough. Teresa Tomlinson did well all over the city. Now, we get to choose between her and Zeph Baker. Just think, for the first time in history, the Mayor of Columbus will be either a white female or an African-American male.