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Delegates up for grabs in primary

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January 31, 2008

Albany --   As south Georgians continues to cast ballots leading up to election day Tuesday, the process is just beginning to get Georgia's votes to the national conventions.

The popular vote lets both Democratic and Republican delegates from South Georgia's second Congressional district know who they'll support at their National Party Conventions.

Republicans will meet February 16th to decide who Dougherty County's three delegates will be, while when Democrats meet in April the vote may be split among the five delegates and one alternate.   

"That's based upon the percentage that they will get when it's cast in this area based upon what's cast in the second congressional district," says Dougherty County Democratic Chairwoman Dr. Constance Burks.  "We will only have six delegates and based upon the percent of votes that you get is the bases for how many delegates you get."

Republicans will chose three delegates and three alternates to represent the Second Congressional District. Democrats will chose six delegates.

Overall Georgia will send 30 delegates to the Republican convention and 133 Democrats.

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