Boyce won ‘the old-fashioned, shoe-leather way’



Boyce won ‘the old-fashioned, shoe-leather way’

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 28, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: A detailed look at election results show voters across the county strongly favored Mike Boyce over his opponent, incumbent Tim Lee, in the county commission chairman’s race both on Election Day and in early voting during the weeks preceding it.

Boyce, a retired Marine colonel, took 25,264 total votes to Lee’s 14,246, or 63.9 percent to 36.1 percent, according to unofficial results. The majority of the 39,510 ballots cast for the two men came on Election Day, with the 27,428 cast Tuesday accounting for 69.4 percent of the votes.

Boyce took 17,127 of the votes cast Tuesday, good for 62.4 percent.

Those who took part in early voting favored Boyce even more. Out of the 9,180 early ballots cast in person, Boyce earned 6,650 or 72.4 percent; mail-in absentee ballots accounted for 2,272 of the total votes — 65.4 percent of those went to Boyce.

“If you look at the early voting returns, it was very clear. The people who voted early were voting for Mike Boyce early and enthusiastically, and that carried over to (Tuesday),” said Kerwin Swint, a professor of political science at Kennesaw State University. “He and his supporters did a tremendous job of fanning out across the county, talking to voters.” ... 

By: Jon Gargis July 28, 2016

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The Marietta Daily Journal

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