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Stacey Abrams won Cobb. But how did your neighbors vote?

Much is still unknown about the super-tightsuper-energized Georgia races of Tuesday. But here’s what we do know: Democrat Stacey Abrams won Cobb County.

She got about 30,000 more votes than Republican Brian Kemp in Cobb, and the county voted Democratic in every statewide race. 


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If you’re a more recent Cobb voter, that may not be a surprise, considering Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in Cobb by 6,800 votes during the 2016 presidential race.

But if you’ve been using the Big Chicken in your directions for years, this still may be surprising.

A steady steam of people cast their votes at the Noonday Baptist Church in Marietta on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

Cobb is classically red territory. Before Clinton, the last Democrat to win the county was Georgia’s Jimmy Carter in 1976. The county has made for fertile GOP grounds in terms of support and cash over the years.

And Cobb is worth fighting for, with 13.78 percent of the state’s 10.3 million residents, according to Census data from July 2016.


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Like much of metro Atlanta, Cobb’s population is growing and changing.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution created an interactive map — the full version of which can be seen and used here — showing how each precinct in Cobb and metro Atlanta voted this midterm election. Users can type in an address to see which direction a neighborhood leaned. And you can get into the nitty-gritty of the data here.

Complete data was not available for some precincts, which is represented in white.

Here are the top 5 Cobb neighborhoods for Kemp:

Mars Hill 1 (Northwest Christian Church, 3737 Dallas Acworth Highway): 74.6 percent

Kemp 3 (Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, 5145 Due West Road NW in Powder Springs): 73.2 percent

Pine Mountain 02 (Burnt Hickory Church of Christ, 2330 Burnt Hickory Road NW in Marietta): 72.6 percent

Marietta 4A (Maple Avenue United Methodist Church, 63 Maple Ave. NW in Marietta): 72.2 percent

Ford 1 (Ford Elementary School, 345 Mars Hill Road in Acworth): 72 percent

Here are the top 5 Cobb neighborhoods for Abrams:

Bryant 2 (Trinity United Methodist Church, 821 South Gordon Road SW in Austell): 95.5 percent

Bryant 1 (Bryant Elementary School, 6800 Factory Shoals Road in Mableton): 94.8 percent

Riverside 1 (Riverside Intermediate Elementary School, 285 South Gordon Road SW in Mableton): 92.9 percent

Pebblebrook 1 (Pebblebrook High School, 991 Old Alabama Road SW in Mableton): 84.3 percent

Harmony-Leland 1 (South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton): 83.6 percent


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