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The candidates on the ballot are Democrat Jim Martin and Republican Saxby Chambliss.
During the November 4th Election Chambliss failed to get over 50% of the vote, required by law, causing a runoff election. According to CNN.com, Chambliss earned 1,866,612 votes and Martin got 1,756,864 votes. Independent candidate Buckley acquired 127,974 votes; he did not gain enough votes to be part of the runoff election.
This is where the Democratic Party should be interested. If you add Buckley’s votes to Martin’s vote tallies, then Martin would have beaten Chambliss by 18,226 resulting in a majority win.
To get 50% of the vote a candidate needed to get 1,875,725 votes out of the 3,751,450 votes recorded on November 4th, 2008.
If Martin would have gotten all of Buckley’s votes he would have had a total of 1,884,838 resulting in breaking 50% barrier by 9113 votes.
If Chambliss would have gotten 9113 of Buckley’s votes than he would have been the majority winner by breaking that 50% barrier.
Now that Buckley’s out of the race my question to you is, “Who will the Independent voters of Georgia cast their ballot for on December 2nd, 2008?”