2022 Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election

The 2022 Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 2022, to elect the lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. It coincided with various other statewide elections, including for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Governor of Georgia. Georgia is one of 21 states that elects its lieutenant governor separately from its governor.

2022 Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election

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Nominee Burt Jones Charlie Bailey
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,009,617 1,815,524
Percentage 51.39% 46.43%

Jones:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Bailey:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Lieutenant Governor before election

Geoff Duncan
Republican

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Burt Jones
Republican

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, who was first elected in 2018 with 51.6% of the vote, declined to run for a second term after he openly contradicted claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.[1][2] A vocal critic of Donald Trump, he had been speculated as a potential presidential candidate in the 2024 election.[3][4]

Primary elections were held on May 24, with runoffs being held on June 21 for instances in which no candidate received a majority of the initial vote. State legislator Burt Jones won the Republican nomination and was one of two Trump-endorsed statewide candidates in Georgia to do so, along with Herschel Walker in his run for U.S. Senate.[5][6] Attorney Charlie Bailey won the Democratic primary in a runoff, and former party chair Ryan Graham was chosen as the Libertarian nominee.[7][8]

Jones was declared the winner on November 9 after all the votes were counted.[9] He was inaugurated on January 9, 2023.

Republican primary

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Candidates

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Nominee

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Eliminated in primary

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Declined

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Endorsements

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Burt Jones
Executive Branch officials

Polling

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Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Burt
Jones
Mack
McGregor
Butch
Miller
Jeanne
Seaver
Other Undecided
Landmark Communications May 22, 2022 500 (LV) ± 4.4% 44% 5% 23% 6% 22%
ARW Strategies (R) April 30 – May 1, 2022 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 31% 3% 15% 4% 47%
SurveyUSA April 22–27, 2022 559 (LV) ± 4.8% 14% 8% 15% 4% 59%
University of Georgia April 10–22, 2022 886 (LV) ± 3.3% 27% 6% 14% 2% 52%
Guidant Polling & Strategy (R)[A] April 18–21, 2022 600 (LV) ± 4.0% 20% 3% 13% 2% 62%
Landmark Communications April 9–10, 2022 660 (LV) ± 3.8% 29% 4% 12% 2% 54%
University of Georgia March 20 – April 8, 2022 ~329 (LV) ± 5.4% 30% 4% 11% 1% 54%
InsiderAdvantage (R) February 28 – March 1, 2022 750 (LV) ± 3.6% 32% 14% 4% 51%

Results

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Primary results by county:
  Jones
  •   30–40%
  •   40–50%
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  •   70–80%
  •   80–90%
  Miller
  •   30–40%
  •   40–50%
  •   60–70%
Republican primary results[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt Jones 558,979 50.06%
Republican Butch Miller 347,547 31.12%
Republican Mack McGregor 125,916 11.28%
Republican Jeanne Seaver 84,225 7.54%
Total votes 1,116,667 100.0%

Democratic primary

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Candidates

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Nominee

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Eliminated in runoff

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Eliminated in initial primary

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Did not file

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  • Ben Turner, entrepreneur, educator, and activist[28]

Withdrawn

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Declined

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Endorsements

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Erick Allen
Individuals
  • Sarah Riggs Amico, businesswoman, nominee for lieutenant governor in 2018, and candidate for U.S. Senate in 2020[24]

First round

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Polling

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Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Erick
Allen
Charlie
Bailey
Tyrone
Brooks Jr.
Tony
Brown
Kwanza
Hall
Jason
Hayes
Derrick
Jackson
Rashid
Malik
Renitta
Shannon
Undecided
SurveyUSA April 22–27, 2022 549 (LV) ± 5.0% 2% 3% 4% 3% 11% 3% 5% 2% 4% 62%

Results

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Democratic primary results[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kwanza Hall 208,249 30.16%
Democratic Charlie Bailey 121,750 17.63%
Democratic Renitta Shannon 99,877 14.46%
Democratic Tyrone Brooks Jr. 74,855 10.84%
Democratic Erick Allen 63,222 9.15%
Democratic Derrick Jackson 60,706 8.79%
Democratic Tony Brown 27,905 4.04%
Democratic Jason Hayes 21,415 3.10%
Democratic Rashid Malik 12,610 1.83%
Total votes 690,589 100.0%

Runoff

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Results

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Primary results by county:
  Bailey
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  •   70–80%
  •   80–90%
  Hall
  •   50–60%
  •   60–70%
  •   70–80%
  Tie
  •   50–60%
Democratic primary runoff results[35]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charlie Bailey 162,771 63.05%
Democratic Kwanza Hall 95,375 36.95%
Total votes 258,146 100.0%

Libertarian primary

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Candidates

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Nominee

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General election

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Endorsements

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Burt Jones (R)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Representatives
Organizations
Declined to endorse
Statewide officials

Polling

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Graphical summary
Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size[a]
Margin
of error
Burt
Jones (R)
Charlie
Bailey (D)
Ryan
Graham (L)
Other Undecided
Landmark Communications November 4–7, 2022 1,214 (LV) ± 2.8% 50% 41% 4% 6%
InsiderAdvantage (R) November 6, 2022 550 (LV) ± 4.2% 50% 43% 2% 3% 2%
The Trafalgar Group (R) November 4–6, 2022 1,103 (LV) ± 2.9% 51% 41% 4% 4%
InsiderAdvantage (R) October 16, 2022 550 (LV) ± 4.2% 46% 41% 4% 10%
Research Affiliates (D)[B] July 26 – August 1, 2022 420 (LV) ± 4.8% 43% 43% 14%
InsiderAdvantage (R) July 26–27, 2022 750 (LV) ± 3.6% 43% 37% 4% 16%
University of Georgia July 14–22, 2022 902 (LV) ± 3.3% 41% 36% 7% 16%

Results

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2022 Georgia lieutenant gubernatorial election[42]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Burt Jones 2,009,617 51.39% –0.21%
Democratic Charlie Bailey 1,815,524 46.43% –1.97%
Libertarian Ryan Graham 85,207 2.18% N/A
Total votes 3,910,348 100.0%
Republican hold

By congressional district

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Jones won 9 of 14 congressional districts.[43]

District Jones Bailey Representative
1st 58% 39% Buddy Carter
2nd 47% 51% Sanford Bishop
3rd 66% 32% Drew Ferguson
4th 21% 77% Hank Johnson
5th 17% 81% Nikema Williams
6th 60% 37% Lucy McBath (117th Congress)
Rich McCormick (118th Congress)
7th 38% 59% Carolyn Bourdeaux (117th Congress)
Lucy McBath (118th Congress)
8th 67% 32% Austin Scott
9th 71% 27% Andrew Clyde
10th 63% 35% Jody Hice (117th Congress)
Mike Collins (118th Congress)
11th 59% 38% Barry Loudermilk
12th 58% 40% Rick Allen
13th 18% 80% David Scott
14th 69% 29% Marjorie Taylor Greene

See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ a b c Key:
    A – all adults
    RV – registered voters
    LV – likely voters
    V – unclear
Partisan sponsors
  1. ^ This poll was sponsored by the Georgia Leadership Coalition
  2. ^ This poll was sponsored by Bailey's campaign

References

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