Gwinnett Voters Split on Ballot Gambling Questions

GOP voters give a slight "no"; Democratic voters give a slight "yes."

Gwinnett County voters Tuesday (July 31) gave slightly different results to casino gambling questions on the Democratic and Republican ballots in the 2012 primary election.

On the GOP question of whether to support casino gambling "with funds going to education," the results were 50.2 percent "no," 49.7 percent "yes."

The Democratic ballot asked whether voters supported casino gambling, with no provision for the funds. Voters there said 53.4 percent "yes," 46.5 percent "no."

In the GOP voting, 68,828 votes were cast. In Democratic voting, 23,853 votes were cast.

Both questions were non-binding, which means they are merely advisory.

The outcome could affect the proposed gambling facility in Gwinnett County. A developer has proposed a casino gambling complex there, with funds aiding the HOPE scholarship.

Former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker has said he would develop a restaurant as part of the complex.

Vote totals were obtained from the Georgia Secretary of State's elections website.



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