MARTA drives Clayton voters to the polls


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.

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