2022 Georgia Attorney General election

The 2022 Georgia Attorney General election was held on November 8, 2022, to elect the Attorney General of Georgia. Incumbent Republican attorney general Christopher M. Carr was appointed to the office on November 1, 2016, following the resignation of Sam Olens to become the president of Kennesaw State University.[1] Carr ran for a second full term in office.[2] Carr won re-election over state senator Jen Jordan by a margin of 5.3 points.

2022 Georgia Attorney General election

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Candidate Chris Carr Jen Jordan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,032,500 1,826,437
Percentage 51.86% 46.60%

Carr:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Jordan:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Attorney General before election

Chris Carr
Republican

Elected Attorney General

Chris Carr
Republican

Republican primary

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Candidates

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Nominee

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Eliminated in primary

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  • John Gordon, businessman and lawyer[3]

Endorsements

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John Gordon
U.S. Executive Branch officials

Polling

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Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Chris
Carr
John
Gordon
Undecided
Landmark Communications May 22, 2022 500 (LV) ± 4.4% 49% 24% 27%
ARW Strategies (R) April 30 – May 1, 2022 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 25% 9% 66%
Landmark Communications April 9–10, 2022 660 (LV) ± 3.8% 32% 17% 52%

Results

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Results by county
  Carr
  •   50–60%
      60–70%
      70–80%
      80–90%
Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Carr (incumbent) 834,383 73.75%
Republican John Gordon 297,037 26.25%
Total votes 1,131,420 100.0%

Democratic primary

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Candidates

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Nominee

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Eliminated in primary

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  • Christian Wise Smith, lawyer[7]

Withdrawn

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Endorsements

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Results

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Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jen Jordan 533,266 77.60%
Democratic Christian Wise Smith 153,928 22.40%
Total votes 687,194 100.0%

Libertarian primary

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Candidates

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Declared

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General election

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Predictions

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Source Ranking As of
Sabato's Crystal Ball[17] Lean R November 3, 2022
Elections Daily[18] Likely R November 1, 2022

Endorsements

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Polling

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Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Chris
Carr (R)
Jen
Jordan (D)
Other Undecided
Landmark Communications November 4–7, 2022 1,214 (LV) ± 2.8% 47% 43% 6%[b] 4%
The Trafalgar Group (R) November 4–6, 2022 1,103 (LV) ± 2.9% 51% 42% 3%[c] 3%
The Trafalgar Group (R) October 8–11, 2022 1,084 (LV) ± 2.9% 46% 37% 4%[d] 13%
SurveyUSA September 30 – October 4, 2022 1,076 (LV) ± 3.7% 40% 36% 4% 20%
University of Georgia September 5–16, 2022 861 (LV) ± 3.3% 45% 35% 5% 16%
The Trafalgar Group (R) August 24–27, 2022 1,079 (LV) ± 2.9% 48% 40% 4% 8%
SurveyUSA July 21–24, 2022 604 (LV) ± 5.3% 38% 34% 4% 24%

Results

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2022 Georgia Attorney General election[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Chris Carr (incumbent) 2,032,500 51.86% +0.56%
Democratic Jen Jordan 1,826,437 46.60% −2.10%
Libertarian Martin Cowen 60,107 1.53% N/A
Total votes 3,919,044 100.0%
Republican hold

By congressional district

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Carr won 9 of 14 congressional districts.[23]

District Carr Jordan Representative
1st 59% 40% Buddy Carter
2nd 47% 52% Sanford Bishop
3rd 67% 32% Drew Ferguson
4th 22% 77% Hank Johnson
5th 18% 81% Nikema Williams
6th 61% 37% Lucy McBath (117th Congress)
Rich McCormick (118th Congress)
7th 39% 59% Carolyn Bourdeaux (117th Congress)
Lucy McBath (118th Congress)
8th 67% 32% Austin Scott
9th 72% 27% Andrew Clyde
10th 63% 35% Jody Hice (117th Congress)
Mike Collins (118th Congress)
11th 60% 38% Barry Loudermilk
12th 58% 41% Rick Allen
13th 19% 80% David Scott
14th 70% 29% Marjorie Taylor Greene

See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ a b Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
  2. ^ Cowen with 6%
  3. ^ Cowen with 3%
  4. ^ Cowen with 4%

References

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  1. ^ Stirgus, Eric. "Sam Olens set to start tenure as KSU president Tuesday". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Bluestein, Greg. "Georgia 2022: AG Chris Carr will run for re-election -- not US Senate". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  3. ^ Morley, Cindy (March 18, 2022). "Georgia businessman, attorney John Gordon in race for Attorney General". Insider Advantage. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  4. ^ "'Revenge': Georgia GOP primaries test Trump's power, voter fraud lie". NBC News. March 25, 2022. Retrieved April 7, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "General Primary/Special Election - Official Results". GEORGIA SECRETARY OF STATE. May 24, 2022. Retrieved May 24, 2022.
  6. ^ Beau Evans Capitol Beat News Service (April 14, 2021). "Jen Jordan announces run for Georgia attorney general in 2022". Rome News-Tribune. Retrieved April 22, 2021.
  7. ^ Prabhu, Maya (February 3, 2022). "Atlanta lawyer enters Democratic race for Georgia attorney general". www.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  8. ^ Bluestein, Greg (January 11, 2021). "Democrat Bailey launches 2022 rematch against Georgia AG Carr". AJC. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  9. ^ Bluestein, Greg. "Democrat Bailey jumps from AG race to LG contest in Georgia". Political Insider (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "EMILY's List Endorses Two Candidates for Statewide Office in Georgia". EMILY's List. December 9, 2021. Retrieved August 28, 2022.
  11. ^ a b "End Citizens United backs Jordan, Nguyen for Georgia offices". www.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 16, 2021. Retrieved January 5, 2022.
  12. ^ a b "Giffords Endorses Five Gun Safety Champion Attorneys General". Giffords. May 13, 2022. Retrieved May 14, 2022.
  13. ^ a b Johnson, Larry (September 21, 2021). "NARAL Pro-Choice America endorses Jen Jordan for GA Attorney General". cobbcountycourier.com. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  14. ^ Denery, Jim (January 21, 2022). "Capitol Recap: Georgia tax collections show post-virus economy is still surging". www.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  15. ^ Melton, Elizabeth (January 17, 2022). "Press Release: Libertarian Party of Georgia Makes History at 2022 Convention with Full Slate of Statewide Candidates". Retrieved February 24, 2022.
  16. ^ "QUALIFYING CANDIDATE INFORMATION". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved March 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "The Attorneys General: A Dozen Races Dot the Competitive Landscape". Sabato's Crystal Ball. September 14, 2022. Retrieved September 15, 2022.
  18. ^ Solomon, Zack (November 7, 2022). "Elections Daily Secretary of State Ratings". Elections Daily. Retrieved November 29, 2022.
  19. ^ "Trust your vote, not pollsters, Ossoff says at Marietta rally for Abrams". November 2, 2022.
  20. ^ "2022 Endorsements - Georgia Equality PAC". georgiaequalitypac.org. Georgia Equality.
  21. ^ "Human Rights Campaign Endorses Jen Jordan for Attorney General". Human Rights Campaign. September 23, 2022. Retrieved November 29, 2022.
  22. ^ "Attorney General - November 8, 2022 General Election". Georgia Secretary of State. November 12, 2022. Retrieved November 12, 2022.
  23. ^ https://davesredistricting.org/maps#viewmap::3a370cc7-f820-4af4-8fca-a27ec52502b7
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