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Third count of Floyd votes finds 300 advance ballots were counted twice. Final count now posted. Totals amended and no outcomes were changed. Advance voting at two spots in runoff. Last day to register is Monday.

Third count of Floyd votes finds 300 advance ballots were counted twice. Final count now posted. Totals amended and no outcomes were changed. Advance voting at two spots in runoff. Last day to register is Monday.

THE RECOUNT Floyd recount finds 300 votes were counted twice; results amended: This update courtesy of Dr. Melanie Conrad of the Floyd County Board of Elections: “During the process of recounting, it was discovered that a box of 300 advance ballots from Garden Lakes Baptist Church was misassigned to the Administration Building polling location. This resulted in… Read more

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The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

The vote. Runoff updates with sample ballot, advance voting. What to know, including absentee ballot requests. Recount: Latest updates from Northwest Georgia.

Sample ballots now out: It is pretty much cut-and-dry — two U.S. Senate races and a post on the state Public Service Commission. The above ballot was available on our MVP voter page on Thursday (click here to check your page). ABOUT THE JAN. 5 RUNOFF: Who can vote? Anyone who is a registered voter… Read more

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The vote: Updates from the Secretary of State’s news conference. Also, a quick summary on the latest updates, from Thursday’s elections board meeting to more vote count problems in other counties — and did Trump cost Trump votes?

The vote: Updates from the Secretary of State’s news conference. Also, a quick summary on the latest updates, from Thursday’s elections board meeting to more vote count problems in other counties — and did Trump cost Trump votes?

  Wednesday’s updates: Incredible story about early conflict attempts by the Trump campaign with the secretary of state. Click Probublica The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, at noon in the Community Room at the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. “The purpose of this meeting… Read more

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Floyd County elections: A year from hell just got worse. What’s next after the discovery of 2,524 votes during recount, resulting scrutiny. Elections board to meet Thursday.

Floyd County elections: A year from hell just got worse. What’s next after the discovery of 2,524 votes during recount, resulting scrutiny. Elections board to meet Thursday.

  New Tuesday:  The Floyd County Board of Elections will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, at noon in the Community Room at the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave., Rome. “The purpose of this meeting is to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters. The meetings are open to the public.… Read more

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In context: GOP v. GOP drama goes prime time as U.S. senators want secretary of state to resign. Raffensperger says vote count is legit, urges senators to focus on runoffs. (And they’re doing in shameful attack SOS, Georgia vote).

In context: GOP v. GOP drama goes prime time as U.S. senators want secretary of state to resign. Raffensperger says vote count is legit, urges senators to focus on runoffs. (And they’re doing in shameful attack SOS, Georgia vote).

As expected, with the runoff campaigns under way …. Media release: Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler issued the following statement calling on Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign:  “The management of Georgia elections has become an embarrassment for our state. Georgians are outraged, and rightly so. We have been clear from the beginning: every… Read more

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The vote: Biden set to become 46th President after declaring victory with 279 electoral votes. Georgia could hold the balance of power in U.S. Senate as both seats head to runoff.

The vote: Biden set to become 46th President after declaring victory with 279 electoral votes. Georgia could hold the balance of power in U.S. Senate as both seats head to runoff.

THE LATEST Joe Biden declared victory Saturday after winning Pennsylvania and Nevada to earn 279 electoral votes. He made his victory speech Saturday night as he prepares to become the 46th President of the United States in January. NBC NEWS: Electoral college update. Click for the latest.  270 needed to win. Biden: 279 Trump: 214… Read more

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The vote: Biden declared winner over Trump after Pennsylvania, Nevada projected wins to earn 279 electoral votes.  Ossoff, Perdue head for runoff.

The vote: Biden declared winner over Trump after Pennsylvania, Nevada projected wins to earn 279 electoral votes. Ossoff, Perdue head for runoff.

THE LATEST AP News: Joe Biden has been declared the winner over Donald Trump after winning Pennsylvania and Nevada to earn 279 electoral votes. He will become the 46th President of the United States. Biden is expected to address the nation at 8 p.m. tonight. NBC NEWS: Electoral college update. Click for the latest.  270 needed… Read more

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Open Records: Republican National Committee paid $6,000 lease Russell Airport for Trump rally on Sunday.

Open Records: Republican National Committee paid $6,000 lease Russell Airport for Trump rally on Sunday.

  A contract between the Republican National Commitee and Floyd County shows the RNC paid $6,000 to rent Richard B. Russell Regional Airport to house the Trump rally and fund-raiser last Sunday. As part of the contract, the RNC also agreed to cover security, build out, clean up, insurance and other costs, says Virginia Harman,… Read more

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Floyd results: New terms for Hufstetler, Lumsden, Bagby, Watters, Penson.

Floyd results: New terms for Hufstetler, Lumsden, Bagby, Watters, Penson.

THE LATEST Afternoon election update: -In Georgia, Trump holds a roughly 67,000-vote lead over Biden. -U.S. Senate, the thing to watch now is a Perdue-Ossoff runoff. Perdue has the lead but his edge is 50.6% to Ossoff’s 47.1% and Hazel’s 2.3%. If no one gets 50%, a January runoff will be called (Loeffler/Warnock already on… Read more

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Elections: Updates from Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Latest reports and turnout percentages.

Elections: Updates from Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties. Latest reports and turnout percentages.

  TODAY’S REPORT We have the latest numbers from Bartow, Gordon, Polk and Chattooga totals as well as turnout percentages at the end of each file. Incredible night with two counties seeing more than 70% of their voters take part this year. The first file below includes links to the latest local and state results.… Read more

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Page retired: Floyd Police estimate Trump rally drew 30,500 — not counting staff, volunteers. Also: Updates on crowds, traffic, assistance. 1 arrest, 6 ambulance transports.

Page retired: Floyd Police estimate Trump rally drew 30,500 — not counting staff, volunteers. Also: Updates on crowds, traffic, assistance. 1 arrest, 6 ambulance transports.

  The crowd at Trump rally estimated at 30,500 by Floyd County Police — not counting support staff, volunteers or those on the outside looking in. The original projection was 15,000. By comparison, downtown Rome’s Christmas parade draws between 20,000 and 25,000 people. Final report from Floyd County Police: Lots of people and traffic but… Read more

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Page retired: Precincts open until 7 p.m. (click http://bit.ly/precinct2020 before going). Updates throughout the day. The count: Results likely to stretch into Wednesday.

Page retired: Precincts open until 7 p.m. (click http://bit.ly/precinct2020 before going). Updates throughout the day. The count: Results likely to stretch into Wednesday.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations /  sample ballots   And now we wait. We wait in line at area precincts as a healthy turnout is forecast in addition to more than 100,000 early votes across Northwest Georgia and nearly 4 million statewide. And, after 7 p.m., we wait for… Read more

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Voting: Drop boxes ‘open’ for absentee ballots today through 7 p.m. Tuesday. How to find your precinct. Election day forecast and events. Sample ballot.

Voting: Drop boxes ‘open’ for absentee ballots today through 7 p.m. Tuesday. How to find your precinct. Election day forecast and events. Sample ballot.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations /  sample ballots Election Day events (Tuesday): Floyd County Democratic Party: Sign waving sidewalk at Barron Stadium and Fourth Avenue across from Jefferson’s. The Floyd County Republican  Party will host a watch party Tuesday night at Rome City Brewing at 333 Broad St. from 7 until… Read more

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Voting: Blue Wave Rally canceled today at Rome City Hall. 101,610 (and counting) votes so far from Northwest Georgia; 3.9 million statewide. Focus shifts to Election Day on Tuesday. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voting: Blue Wave Rally canceled today at Rome City Hall. 101,610 (and counting) votes so far from Northwest Georgia; 3.9 million statewide. Focus shifts to Election Day on Tuesday. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations /  sample ballots Floyd Democrats cancel Blue Wave that had been set for 3-5 p.m. at City Hall, 601 Broad St. Local organizers cite security concerns raised by state party officials. Rome Police “have not had any word on militia,” says Assistant Chief Debbie Burnett.… Read more

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Final day to vote in advance is Friday; find out where and when. 45% turnout so far in Floyd; state at 3.7 million early voters or nearly 50%. State candidates due in town through Sunday.

Final day to vote in advance is Friday; find out where and when. 45% turnout so far in Floyd; state at 3.7 million early voters or nearly 50%. State candidates due in town through Sunday.

  ON THIS PAGE: Updates on absentee ballots / drop box locations / advance voting / sample ballots / debates THE LATEST: No lines at the admin building or civic center to vote at 12:40 p.m. Friday. Last chance now through 5 p.m. Three new drop boxes for advance ballots still not in service. Floyd… Read more

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Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States; final vote 52-48 mostly along party lines.

Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States; final vote 52-48 mostly along party lines.

By a 52-48 vote, mostly along party lines, the United States Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night. Justice Clarence Thomas was scheduled to swear her in later tonight. Voting in favor were Georgia’s two U.S. senators. Said David Perdue, R-Georgia: “Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an accomplished, experienced jurist… Read more

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Between the Rivers neighborhood goes before Rome commissioners. Plus: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

Between the Rivers neighborhood goes before Rome commissioners. Plus: Floyd Commission meets Tuesday.

    Between the Rivers Neighborhood Association President Peg Arey spoke before the Rome City Commission Monday night about the current — and projected — traffic issues in the neighborhood. Arey highlighted ongoing talks with city staff in recent days about potential upgrades to traffic control. Arey and members of the association will be attending the Public… Read more

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