Gun-happy Kennesaw was won by Democrat Hillary Clinton

One of our number-crunching friends has taken a deeper dive into Cobb County’s November swing into the Democrat camp of Hillary Clinton, by lining up ballots cast with city boundaries — a somewhat tedious and time-consuming process.

It was a more thorough victory than some might have thought.logo-all

Here’s the biggest surprise: The city of Kennesaw, where the law requires the head of every household to own a firearm (unless he or she doesn’t want to), and which recently put up fierce opposition to a mosque’s move into a near-empty shopping center, was won by Clinton with 47.8 percent of the vote.

Trump garnered 47 percent in the gun-happy city. The vote totals: 6,227 for Clinton to 6,124 for the man who is now president-elect.

Municipal margins for Clinton were heaviest in southern Cobb, which has a higher African-American population. But the only city in Cobb in which Trump beat Clinton was Acworth in the far north: 49.5 to 46 percent.

But wait, you say. Cities account for only 43 percent of the Cobb vote. The news wasn’t any better for Trump outside the city limits. Clinton carried unincorporated Cobb, 49 to 47 percent.

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Even without the presidential contest, this hasn’t been the easiest stretch for the Cobb County GOP.

Only weeks after the county flipped blue for the first presidential election since Jimmy Carter’s 1976 victory, the Cobb GOP finds itself engulfed in a debate over whether a former chairman charged with sexually molesting two boys should be formally ousted from the organization.

Attorney Jason Shepherd’s bid to review whether Joe Dendy should still be a member of the Cobb party was delayed until after the trial next month. From the Marietta Daily Journal:

[Cobb GOP chair Rose] Wing said it was clear the Cobb County Republican Committee believed there was no need to look at removing Dendy until there had been a disposition in the case.

 

“Because there would be no other committee that would hear all the facts other than the judge and the jury,” she said. “And that has been my position, as you know, from the get go, from the day of the arrest. It is not for us to be making that decision. That is for a jury and/or judge … And you’re innocent until proven guilty.”

Wing is a retired assistant district attorney. Shepherd told us he was worried about the message leaving Dendy on the group’s membership rolls sends to the community.

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Either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is polling, or some rival candidate considers him the man to beat in the 2018 race for governor. Over the weekend, a loyal reader sent a rough transcript of the lengthy, live cell-phone questionnaire from a pollster. Among the questions:

— If the candidates were David Perdue and Casey Cagle, who would you vote for?

— Do you approve/disapprove of the job Cagle is doing?

— What do you like most about Cagle?

— What do you dislike most about Cagle?

— Do you consider Cagle a liberal, moderate or conservative?

— All things equal, would you prefer a governor who is new to politics and brings a fresh approach, or someone with a track record in government and list of accomplishments?

— Would you prefer a governor who would continue Nathan Deal’s policies or change them?

— Would you prefer someone who speaks out against the establishment, or someone who works quietly to get things done?

— Would you be more or less likely to vote for Cagle if you knew he endorsed Trump?

Hmmmmmm.

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The health care-focused STAT news took a deep dive into U.S. Rep. Tom Price’s investments and concluded that some could create conflicts of interest should the Georgia congressman be confirmed as health secretary. According to the site, Price’s portfolio includes investments in many health care industries — pharmaceutical, medical device research, and insurance — he would end up overseeing:

Federal ethics rules do not require that Price automatically divest himself of stock. As part of the nomination process, his holdings will be reviewed by the White House counsel’s office, the Office of Government Ethics, and the ethics division at HHS…

Jan Baran, an expert in federal election law, said conflicts would have to involve specific decisions he might make that could benefit himself or his family.

“It depends on whether he’s likely to encounter, as secretary of HHS, any decision that might affect any of those types of companies he owns,” Baran said. “Even if selling it is not seen as something that’s required, he can establish a so-called blind trust, and put all their assets into a blind trust. That would insulate him from future conflicts of interest.”

According to Roll Call, Price is the 50th richest member of Congress with a net worth of $7.28 million.

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67 comments
Dale Meeks
Dale Meeks

New law ? Where have you been ? That law has been in effect since the mid 70s. Some news group can't even get simple facts straight. Fought for by a Mayor from Arkansas and a police chief and former FBI agent who was from California . It's the Law in Kennesaw . Just a reminder only legal citizens those here legally and those not convicted of felonies are allowed to have guns. You have to love a city that supports the U.S Constitution .

Dale Meeks
Dale Meeks

Once again many in Kennesaw supported Gary thus taking votes from Hilary. Add Gary and Trump together (conservative thought) and Hilary lost Kennesaw. Kennesaw remains committed to the conservative cause of the Constitution.

Jonathon Hobbs
Jonathon Hobbs

Guys, it's over. Knuckle down and get ready for the next election.

Marc Wilks
Marc Wilks

She won by about 100 votes. Not exactly a landslide but good try AJC.

Brent Hilburn
Brent Hilburn

LOL... the Cobb County GOP opposed Trump all the way to the end... That is the ONLY reason Cobb went for Hillary... How many votes went to OTHER candidates?

Randall G Collins
Randall G Collins

Is that 'head of household' on your food stamp application or your IRS form?

David Eric
David Eric

Wait, Georgia is a red state... which means guns and Jesus - and in that order. This article just insulted the majority electorate of this state.

Steve Britt
Steve Britt

Must have been reading the lies the AJC, CNN, and NBC was promoting. Not there fault they was lied to by the media.

Richard Weekley
Richard Weekley

The brain washed KIDS at the university had A LOT to do with that! I'm still WAITING in my tax refund from KSU for using HOPE money on ILLEGAL immigrants!!!!

Scott Sneade
Scott Sneade

They were hoping she'd show up for a victory speech...

Mike Myers
Mike Myers

Lots of illegal aliens there sure they voted 5 times

Ted Jones
Ted Jones

Only if you would report what the entire law says, some people might start believing what you post.

Adolf Wolfgang von Württemberg
Adolf Wolfgang von Württemberg

To my shock and disappointment the Marxist loons also won my county of Gwinnett. These loons bring nothing but crime and disgrace to society. Their stench is almost overwhelming but "sic transit gloria mundi".

Nolan Teter
Nolan Teter

The two things aren't mutually exclusive. Many people are both strongly for the second amendment and repulsed by Donald Trump.

Dale Meeks
Dale Meeks

Gotta LOVE Trump the people's VOICE.

Jane Scroggins
Jane Scroggins

Ain't no accounting for stupid people!!! I guess they thought if they voted for HER she wouldn't come after THEIR guns!

Johnny Green
Johnny Green

Its because "local ordninces" supercede federal law!,p

Jimmy Herndon
Jimmy Herndon

Let's keep posting these same stories and and over again

Janice Mcmahan
Janice Mcmahan

Like the guns even if the voters were stupid !!!!!

Patricia Baker Charles
Patricia Baker Charles

That should show them the handwriting on the wall. Many people are tired of being bullied by GOP!

Ted Jones
Ted Jones

Bullied by the GOP? Who is doing all this rioting? WHO has interrupted political rallies? Who does BLM SUPPORT.? WHO IS BLOCKING TRAFFIC? Lady you are really dumb.

Anthony Byerly
Anthony Byerly

Patricia Baker Charles lets see they gained the senate in the last election, the house before that, the majority of the states have Republican governors, and they control the majority of the state houses, people are getting sick of You liberal socialist!

Brian Haulk
Brian Haulk

Must remember this article is posted by a Liberal Paper! \U0001f644

Debi Stewart
Debi Stewart

I have gotten over 150 subscription for your news paper. Keep up the work. Proud to live in Cobb county!!!

Doug Rogers
Doug Rogers

Because the education level is much higher.

Juan Serrato
Juan Serrato

Are you idiots at the AJC ever gonna stop talking about the election? For the 50th thousand time move to California. You don't belong here. We don't want you here. I have helped unsubscribe around 50 of your customers by showing them biased articles like this. I have cost you hundreds of dollars.....

David Bice
David Bice

Living in Kennesaw we have a "don't ask don't tell" policy" Obviously the Police don't break into our houses checking for guns. Every 5 years or so someone wants to repeal this law but our crime stats are so much lower. FYI, Call ahead if you're dashing over to the neighbors at night to borrow stuff.

Sandra Dale Sikes
Sandra Dale Sikes

Derogatory remarks like "gun-happy" are typical of liberal loons who still believe criminals obey laws and will not harm them or shoot them......

Debbie McKeever
Debbie McKeever

oh and the liberal loons remark wasn't meant as derogatory. wow pot meet kettle.

Sandra Dale Sikes
Sandra Dale Sikes

Liberal loons is an apt description of the people who do not want facts, do not want the truth. Loons, as we all know, are aquatic birds, and the common loon is Minnesota's state bird.....how liberals gained the derogatory "loons" I am not sure. Lunatics, maybe?

Debi Stewart
Debi Stewart

How would anyone think that criminals obey laws, hence the word criminal. That is plan silliness. Gun Happy isn't derogatory, at all. Car happy, clothes happy. You're funny!!!

Michael Ferrari
Michael Ferrari

And that he s a complete load of crap that The liar in chief wanna be won...