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{{gadis14congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Georgia's 14th congressional district|14th congressional district of Georgia]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. [[Tom Graves]], the incumbent from the [[Georgia's 12th congressional district elections, 2012|12th]] district, won the election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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{{gadis14congtoc}}{{tnr}}The '''[[Georgia's 14th Congressional District|14th Congressional District of Georgia]]''' held an election for the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] on November 6, 2012. [[Tom Graves]], the incumbent from the [[Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012|12th]] district, won the election.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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|Filing deadline=May 25, 2012
 
|Filing deadline=May 25, 2012
 
|Primary date=July 31, 2012
 
|Primary date=July 31, 2012
|Primary=[[Georgia]] is one of 19 states to use an [[Open primary|open primary]] system. When runoff elections are used, voters must vote in same party's runoff election as they voted for in the first round election.
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|Primary=[[Georgia]] is one of 16 states to use an [[Open primary|open primary]] system. When runoff elections are used, voters must vote in same party's runoff election as they voted for in the first round election.
|Voter registration=Voters must have registered to vote by July 2, 2012 to vote in the primary election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/election_dates.htm ''Georgia Secretary of State'' "Election Dates," Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> ([http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/VRinfo.htm Information about registering to vote])
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|Voter registration=Voters must have registered to vote by July 2, 2012, to vote in the primary election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ga.gov/elections/election_dates.htm ''Georgia Secretary of State'', "Election Dates," accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> ([http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/VRinfo.htm Information about registering to vote])
 
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election there is no incumbent, as [[Georgia's 14th congressional district|it]] was created as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census.<ref name="source"/> }}
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|Incumbent=Heading into the election there is no incumbent, as [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District|it]] was created as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census.<ref name="source"/> }}
  
This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Georgia's 14th congressional district]] is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.<ref name="source">[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/mapping-the-future/red-states-gain-as-new-congres.html ''The Washington Post'' "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" Accessed December 14, 2011] </ref> [[Georgia's 14th congressional district|The district]] includes almost all of northwestern [[Georgia]].<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:September_2011_Georgia_Redistricting_Map.jpg ''Georgia Redistricting'' "Map" Accessed July 2012]</ref>
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This was the first election using [[Congressional redistricting maps implemented after the 2010 Census|new district maps based on 2010 Census data]]. [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District]] is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.<ref name="source">[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/mapping-the-future/red-states-gain-as-new-congres.html ''The Washington Post'', "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" accessed December 14, 2011] </ref> [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District|The district]] includes almost all of northwestern [[Georgia]].<ref>[http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/File:September_2011_Georgia_Redistricting_Map.jpg ''Georgia Redistricting'', "Map" accessed July 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Candidates==
 
==Candidates==
{{Candidate list noteB|Date=October 15, 2012}}
 
  
 
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==Election results==
 
==Election results==
 
===General election===
 
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{{Solid R}} '''Georgia's 14th district is a solidly Republican district.'''
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{{Solid R}} '''Georgia's 14th District is a solidly Republican district.'''
  
In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Georgia's 14th district as solidly Republican.<ref name="sab">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-house/ ''Center for Politics'' "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012]</ref>
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In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Georgia's 14th District as solidly Republican.<ref name="sab">[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/category/2012-house/ ''Center for Politics'', "2012 House Ratings," Updated June 27, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Department of Justice lawsuit===
 
===Department of Justice lawsuit===
On June 29, 2012 the [http://www.justice.gov/ Department of Justice] filed a suit in federal court against the state of [[Georgia]], alleging that service members, their family members and overseas civilian voters wouldn’t have time to vote by absentee ballot in run-off elections, if they are required.<ref name="lawsuit">[http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/military-justice-sues-georgia-over-voting-delays-062912w/ ''Marine Corps Times'' "Justice sues Georgia over voting deadlines" Accessed July 24, 2012]</ref> According to the [http://www.fvap.gov/reference/laws/uocava.html Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act] (UOCAVA), states must transmit all validly requested ballots to UOCAVA voters at least 45 days before an election, unless a hardship exemption is obtained, for which [[Georgia]] failed to file.<ref name="lawsuit"/> However, this conflicted with the timeline for runoff elections, in which the primary runoff, by law, must be held 21 days after the regular or special primary election, and if a  run-off is required after the Nov. 6 general election, it must be held 28 days later, on Dec. 4, which also wouldn’t provide the required 45 days.<ref name="lawsuit"/>  
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On June 29, 2012, the [http://www.justice.gov/ Department of Justice] filed a suit in federal court against the state of [[Georgia]], alleging that service members, their family members and overseas civilian voters wouldn’t have time to vote by absentee ballot in runoff elections, if they are required.<ref name="lawsuit">[http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/military-justice-sues-georgia-over-voting-delays-062912w/ ''Marine Corps Times'', "Justice sues Georgia over voting deadlines" accessed July 24, 2012]</ref> According to the [http://www.fvap.gov/reference/laws/uocava.html Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act] ''([[dead link]])'' (UOCAVA), states must transmit all validly requested ballots to UOCAVA voters at least 45 days before an election, unless a hardship exemption is obtained, for which [[Georgia]] failed to file.<ref name="lawsuit"/> However, this conflicted with the timeline for runoff elections, in which the primary runoff, by law, must be held 21 days after the regular or special primary election, and if a  runoff is required after the Nov. 6 general election, it must be held 28 days later, on December 4, which also wouldn’t provide the required 45 days.<ref name="lawsuit"/>  
  
As part of the lawsuit, the [http://www.justice.gov/ Department of Justice] asked [[Georgia]] to "extend the ballot receipt deadline to Aug. 31 for these voters, to send ballots by express delivery as soon as possible before the Aug. 21 run-off election, and inform UOCAVA voters no later than July 7 of their right to request a state write-in absentee ballot or their official absentee ballot for any run-off election by downloading it from the Internet, by email, or by fax."<ref name="lawsuit"/>
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As part of the lawsuit, the [http://www.justice.gov/ Department of Justice] asked [[Georgia]] to "extend the ballot receipt deadline to Aug. 31 for these voters, to send ballots by express delivery as soon as possible before the Aug. 21 runoff election, and inform UOCAVA voters no later than July 7 of their right to request a state write-in absentee ballot or their official absentee ballot for any runoff election by downloading it from the Internet, by email, or by fax."<ref name="lawsuit"/>
  
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
==Impact of redistricting==
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Georgia]]''
 
::''See also: [[Redistricting in Georgia]]''
  
On August 22, 2011, [[Georgia]] [[Republican]] leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a [[Georgia's 14th congressional district elections, 2012|14th Congressional district]] following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, was located in the northwestern part of the state.<ref name=ajccong/> [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Tom Graves]] ([[Republican|R]]) was drawn into the new district, leaving his former [[Georgia's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|9th District]] seat open in 2012. The new [[Georgia's 9th congressional district elections, 2012|9th District]] leans [[Republican]].<ref name=ajccong/> In addition, the plan displaced [[U.S. House|US Rep.]] [[John Barrow]] ([[Democratic|D]]), but [[John Barrow|Barrow]] (who had been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the [[Georgia's 12th congressional district elections, 2012|12th District]].<ref name=ajccong/> [[U.S. House|US Rep.]] [[Sanford Bishop]]'s ([[Democratic|D]]) district became a majority-minority district. Also, [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Phil Gingrey]]'s ([[Republican|R]]) [[Georgia's 11th congressional district elections, 2012|11th District]] picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.<ref name=ajccong>[http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/gop-redistricting-plan-would-1131416.html ''Atlanta Journal Constitution,'' "GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation," August 22, 2011]</ref>
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On August 22, 2011, [[Georgia]] [[Republican]] leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District elections, 2012|14th Congressional district]] following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, was located in the northwestern part of the state.<ref name=ajccong/> [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Tom Graves]] ([[Republican|R]]) was drawn into the new district, leaving his former [[Georgia's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012|9th District]] seat open in 2012. The new [[Georgia's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012|9th District]] leans [[Republican]].<ref name=ajccong/> In addition, the plan displaced [[U.S. House|US Rep.]] [[John Barrow]] ([[Democratic|D]]), but [[John Barrow|Barrow]] (who had been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the [[Georgia's 12th Congressional District elections, 2012|12th District]].<ref name=ajccong/> [[U.S. House|US Rep.]] [[Sanford Bishop]]'s ([[Democratic|D]]) district became a majority-minority district. Also, [[U.S. House|U.S. Rep.]] [[Phil Gingrey]]'s ([[Republican|R]]) [[Georgia's 11th Congressional District elections, 2012|11th District]] picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.<ref name=ajccong>[http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/gop-redistricting-plan-would-1131416.html ''Atlanta Journal Constitution,'' "GOP redistricting plan would tighten grip on congressional delegation," August 22, 2011]</ref>
  
[[Georgia's 14th congressional district]] is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.<ref name="source">[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/mapping-the-future/red-states-gain-as-new-congres.html ''The Washington Post'' "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" Accessed December 14, 2011] </ref> [[Georgia's 14th congressional district|The district]] includes almost all of northwestern [[Georgia]].
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[[Georgia's 14th Congressional District]] is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.<ref name="source">[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/mapping-the-future/red-states-gain-as-new-congres.html ''The Washington Post'', "Census 2010 shows red states gaining congressional seats" accessed December 14, 2011] </ref> [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District|The district]] includes almost all of northwestern [[Georgia]].
  
The new [[Georgia's 14th congressional district|14th district]] is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/georgia-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'' "Georgia's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'' "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
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The new [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District|14th District]] is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.<ref>[http://www.censusviewer.com/district-maps/2012/09/georgia-congressional-districts-comparison-2001-2011/ ''Moonshadow Mobile's CensusViewer'', "Georgia's congressional districts 2001-2011 comparison"]</ref><ref>[http://www.votermapping.com ''Labels & Lists'', "VoterMapping software voter counts"]</ref>
*45 percent from the [[Georgia's 9th congressional district|9th congressional district]]
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*45 percent from the [[Georgia's 9th Congressional District|9th Congressional District]]
*55 percent from the [[Georgia's 11th congressional district|11th congressional district]]
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*55 percent from the [[Georgia's 11th Congressional District|11th Congressional District]]
  
 
===District partisanship===
 
===District partisanship===
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====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
====Cook Political Report's PVI====
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
 
:''See also: [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index]]''
In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Georgia's 14th congressional district]] had a PVI of R+24, which was the 10th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 72-28 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, George W. Bush won the district 73-27 percent over [[John Kerry]] (D).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'' "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" Accessed October 2012]</ref>
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In 2012, ''Cook Political Report'' released its updated figures on the [[Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index|Partisan Voter Index]], which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District]] had a PVI of R+24, which was the 10th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by [[John McCain]] (R), 72-28 percent over [[Barack Obama]] (D). In 2004, George W. Bush won the district 73-27 percent over [[John Kerry]] (D).<ref>[http://cookpolitical.com/application/writable/uploads/2012_PVI_by_District.pdf ''Cook Political Report'', "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" accessed October 2012]</ref>
  
 
==District history==
 
==District history==
The [[Georgia's 14th congressional district|district]] was created as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census.<ref name="source"/>
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The [[Georgia's 14th Congressional District|district]] was created as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census.<ref name="source"/>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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Georgia's 14th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 6, 2012

Primary Date
July 31, 2012

November 6 Election Winner:
Tom Graves Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Newly created district

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2012 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 14th Congressional District of Georgia held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Tom Graves, the incumbent from the 12th district, won the election.[1]
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 25, 2012
July 31, 2012
November 6, 2012

Primary: Georgia is one of 16 states to use an open primary system. When runoff elections are used, voters must vote in same party's runoff election as they voted for in the first round election.

Voter registration: Voters must have registered to vote by July 2, 2012, to vote in the primary election.[2] (Information about registering to vote)

See also: Georgia elections, 2012

Incumbent: Heading into the election there is no incumbent, as it was created as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census.[3]

This was the first election using new district maps based on 2010 Census data. Georgia's 14th Congressional District is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.[3] The district includes almost all of northwestern Georgia.[4]

Candidates

General election candidates

Democratic Party Daniel Grant
Republican Party Tom GravesGreen check mark transparent.png


July 31, 2012, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Election results

General election

U.S. House, Georgia District 14 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Graves Incumbent 73% 159,947
     Democratic Daniel Grant 27% 59,245
Total Votes 219,192
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Race background

Blue vs. Red

Possible race ratings are:

     Solid Democratic
     Likely Democratic
     Lean Democratic

     Tossup

     Lean Republican
     Likely Republican
     Solid Republican

     Georgia's 14th District is a solidly Republican district.

In June 2012, Sabato's Crystal Ball rated Georgia's 14th District as solidly Republican.[7]

Department of Justice lawsuit

On June 29, 2012, the Department of Justice filed a suit in federal court against the state of Georgia, alleging that service members, their family members and overseas civilian voters wouldn’t have time to vote by absentee ballot in runoff elections, if they are required.[8] According to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (dead link) (UOCAVA), states must transmit all validly requested ballots to UOCAVA voters at least 45 days before an election, unless a hardship exemption is obtained, for which Georgia failed to file.[8] However, this conflicted with the timeline for runoff elections, in which the primary runoff, by law, must be held 21 days after the regular or special primary election, and if a runoff is required after the Nov. 6 general election, it must be held 28 days later, on December 4, which also wouldn’t provide the required 45 days.[8]

As part of the lawsuit, the Department of Justice asked Georgia to "extend the ballot receipt deadline to Aug. 31 for these voters, to send ballots by express delivery as soon as possible before the Aug. 21 runoff election, and inform UOCAVA voters no later than July 7 of their right to request a state write-in absentee ballot or their official absentee ballot for any runoff election by downloading it from the Internet, by email, or by fax."[8]

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Georgia

On August 22, 2011, Georgia Republican leadership released their proposed Congressional redistricting map. Due to population growth, Georgia gained a 14th Congressional district following the 2010 census. The new district, according to the plan, was located in the northwestern part of the state.[9] U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R) was drawn into the new district, leaving his former 9th District seat open in 2012. The new 9th District leans Republican.[9] In addition, the plan displaced US Rep. John Barrow (D), but Barrow (who had been displaced before) planned to move in order to remain in the 12th District.[9] US Rep. Sanford Bishop's (D) district became a majority-minority district. Also, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey's (R) 11th District picked up part of Atlanta. Overall, the plan was expected to bolster the Republican majority in the state's Congressional delegation.[9]

Georgia's 14th Congressional District is a new district that will be created as a result of the 2010 Census.[3] The district includes almost all of northwestern Georgia.

The new 14th District is composed of the following percentages of voters of the old congressional districts.[10][11]

District partisanship

FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

See also: FairVote's Monopoly Politics 2012

In 2012, FairVote did a study on partisanship in the congressional districts, giving each a percentage ranking (D/R) based on the new 2012 maps and comparing that to the old 2010 maps. Georgia's 14th District became more Democratic as a result of redistricting.[12]

  • 2012: 25D / 75R
  • 2010: 21D / 79R

Cook Political Report's PVI

See also: Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Index

In 2012, Cook Political Report released its updated figures on the Partisan Voter Index, which measures each congressional district's partisanship relative to the rest of the country. Georgia's 14th Congressional District had a PVI of R+24, which was the 10th most Republican district in the country. In 2008, this district was won by John McCain (R), 72-28 percent over Barack Obama (D). In 2004, George W. Bush won the district 73-27 percent over John Kerry (D).[13]

District history

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The district was created as a result of redistricting after the 2010 census.[3]

See also

External links

References