Posts tagged with "Nov. 3 elections"

Provisional ballots added to LaVista Hills vote total, increases lead for opponents

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 9, 2015

DeKalb County elections officials have added 19 votes to the total cast in the LaVista Hills referendum. Investigators are continuing to probe whether there were any irregularities in the Nov. 3 vote that rose to the level of criminal conduct. Of those 19 additional votes, 11 voted “No” increasing the separation between “Yes” and “No” […]

Atlanta annexation supporters: Petition, not legislation, only realistic option

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 9, 2015

The group pushing to annex a large swath of unincorporated DeKalb County into Atlanta have signaled that they don’t expect their efforts to be successful in the near future. Together in Atlanta released a position statement on Monday, Nov. 9, in reaction to the apparent defeat of the LaVista Hills cityhood vote. The group was pursuing […]

As LaVista Hills supporters question outcome of election, opponents move forward

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 9, 2015

Supporters of creating a new DeKalb City have been gathering up reports of voter irregularities that might have affected the outcome of the Nov. 3 referendum. Opponents of the new city are moving on. On Saturday, LaVista Hills supporters announced they had retained legal counsel in anticipation of a battle over the hotly-contested election. The […]

DeKalb County confident election results will stand, emails to LaVista Hills revealed

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 7, 2015

This story has been updated.  DeKalb County elections officials are confident that an investigation into the Nov. 3 LaVista Hills referendum will show there was no tampering with the result. Decaturish has also obtained the email exchange between a political consultant for LaVista Hills and an election official questioning the result of Tuesday’s referendum. The emails […]

Man alleging misconduct in LaVista Hills vote was fired from job in 2012

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 6, 2015

This story has been updated.  The man who has triggered a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into the LaVista Hills election was fired from his job as Director of Elections in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in 2012. Leonard Piazza, the second-highest ranking official at DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office, has been placed on administrative leave. He alleges […]

Dear Decaturish – How DeKalb’s superintendent influenced an election

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 5, 2015

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Future of cityhood-annexation movement unclear after LaVista Hills defeat

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2015

This story has been updated.  The proposed city of LaVista Hills failed by the slimmest of margins on Nov. 3 and its supporters aren’t in the mood for another campaign. But the larger question is where it leaves the various proposals for annexation and cityhood in DeKalb County. Out of nearly 14,000 votes, there were […]

Intersections – Vote for Hal 9000

Posted by November 4, 2015

By Nicki Salcedo I have a love-hate relationship with politics. My birthday falls on election week, and the weeks before my birthday are tortuous. “Hi, I’m John Doe. I’m running for . . . ” I can’t answer the phone, because the robots are calling. You aren’t John Doe. You are Hal 9000 the computer […]

Bond referendum passes, Decatur elects commissioners and school board member

Posted by November 3, 2015

This story has been updated.  By Mariann Martin, contributor  A $75 million GO bond referendum to fund school construction and renovation projects for Decatur schools easily passed in Tuesday’s election. Voters also re-elected incumbent city commissioner Scott Drake, elected Tony Powers and Brian Smith as new commissioners, and elected Tasha White to serve on the […]

(LIVE) – Nov. 3 election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 3, 2015

The polls in the Nov. 3 elections closed at 7 p.m. Today voters decided: – Whether to create a new city of Tucker and LaVista Hills Tucker is cruising to victory, but LaVista Hills was defeated with 50.5 percent of the electorate voting against the idea. Allen Venet with LaVista Hills YES has conceded the election. […]

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