Georgia political party voters say yes to FairTax, gun control

(The Center Square) — While the re-election of a state Supreme Court justice and the Fulton County district attorney prosecuting former President Donald Trump topped Tuesday’s primary election headlines, voters weighed in on party questions that may guide lawmakers’ efforts in upcoming legislative sessions.

Nearly 64.7% of Republicans voted in favor of a question asking whether state lawmakers should enact the FairTax and replace the state income and sales tax with a consumption tax equal to current state funding.

Additionally, more than 81% of Republicans voted for a statewide vote to allow gaming in Georgia. While an expansion of betting failed this session, Tuesday’s vote may give politicians the cover they need to weigh — and potentially pass — a measure next session.

Republican-backed Jeff Davis defeated Tabitha Ponder to win a nonpartisan seat on the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Davis will succeed the retiring M. Yvette Miller,
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