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Georgia voters decide on charter school amendment
by Angela Spencer
November 06, 2012 07:31 PM | 11007 views | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In addition to votes for president and various other elected officials, Georgia voters had a chance to vote on an amendment to the Georgia Constitution this Election Day. The amendment would “allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities.”

Updated 10:30 p.m.

71.70 percent of Georgia counties' votes have been reported to the Georgia Secretary of State's office and approval of the charter school amendment is still ahead with 57.49 percent of the vote.

Updated 9:30 p.m.

Out of 159 counties in Georgia, 96 have partially reported votes and 61 have completed their reports to the Georgia Secretary of State's office. As of 9:30 p.m., 56.91 percent of the 2,132,959 votes counted are in favor of the charter school amendment.

Updated 8:50 p.m.

At 8:45 p.m. 130 of 159 Georgia counties had started reporting. At that time, 55.69 percent of the 1,173,522 votes cast in the charter school amendment election were in approval of the amendment.

Updated 7:40 p.m.

Just 40 minutes after polls closed, 28 of 159 Georgia counties have started reporting to Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office. Of the reported votes, 51.82 percent were cast in favor of the amendment while 48.18 percent were against. This story will be updated throughout the night.

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Steve Wilson
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November 07, 2012
Amendment 1

The wording was at best bias and at worst prejudicial. It declared better education with parental involvement which makes it sound like pie in the sky. It does not say how it is better, it does not say how it is paid for, and it does not say how it effects public schools. Nor does it say who is backing charter schools and they gain.
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