How influential was the MARTA referendum in getting Clayton voters to the polls last week?
Put it this way: although the MARTA referendum was the last item on the Clayton ballot it garnered the highest vote totals – more than votes cast in the senate or governor’s races. A total of 63,738 ballots were cast in Clayton. Of that, 63,135 were cast in the MARTA referendum; 62,971 in the senate race and 62,312 in the governor’s race. A deeper dive into the numbers showed that 73.72 percent overall – mail-ins and in person – voted yes to MARTA.