Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010.[1] The primary election date will be July 20, 2010. June 21, 2010 was the deadline for filing nomination papers.

Casey Cagle was uncontested for the Republican spot on the ballot; he faced winner of the Democratic primary Carol Porter. Cagle won the general election by more than ten points and, along with Republican Governor-elect Nathan Deal, took office in the first part of 2011.

Registration deadlines for the 2010 cycle were June 21st for the primary, July 21st for the potential runoff, and October 4th for the general election.[2] Polls were open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm, local time, on all election days.

Georgia is one of 17 states that elects the governor and lt. governor separately. In November, Carol Porter for the Democratic party and incumbent Lt. Governor Casey Cagle for the Republicans, faced off at the ballot.


The November Ballot – Who Made It? Georgia Lieutenant Governor[3]
Nominee Affiliation
Carol Porter Democrat
Casey Cagle Republican
Dan Barber Libertarian
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

As of November 9, 2010, all precincts had reported and been counted.[4] Secretary of State Kemp confirmed on November 9th that he had certified the results.[5].

Georgia elects its lieutenant governor separately from the governor. Voter turnout in the lieutenant gubernatorial contest for 2010 was at 44.30%.[6]

Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Carol Porter 54.7% 1,403,977
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCasey Cagle Incumbent 41.9% 1,074,624
     Libertarian David Barber 3.5% 88,746
Total Votes 2,567,347

Candidates

Democrat

  • Tricia Carpenter McCracke
  • Carol Porter, whose husband, DuBose, was an unsucessful gubernatorial candidate, is a newspaper copywriter and business owner.

Republican

  • L.S. Casey Cagle, the incumbent Lt. Governor, initially announced his intention to run for the governor's seat before changing his plans to pursue another term in his current office.

Libertarian

  • Rhonda Martini

July 20, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[7]
Candidates Percentage
Tricia Carpenter McCracke (D) 30.3%
Green check mark.jpg Carol Porter (D) 69.7%
Total votes 327,618
2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[8]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Casey Cagle (R) 100.00%
Total votes 525,287

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