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In the end it wasn’t enough. Not the millions of dollars that poured in from frustrated Democrats across the country. Not the hundreds of volunteers who took to the streets of Atlanta’s northern suburbs, knocking on doors and exhorting motorists. Neither were enough to lift long-shot candidate Jon Ossoff above his 48 percent showing in April’s special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.
Even setting aside the appalling presidential race, Tuesday’s election is set to be a complicated and convoluted voter experience, with no fewer than four state constitutional amendments and an array of local referenda. To make your experience a little easier, here’s a brief guide to the ballot items facing most metro Atlantans.
A word to the wise: No matter how proud you are to cast your vote on November 8, keep your iPhone in your pocket and do not follow the lead of Justin Timberlake.
Hmm, I think I can pick up on at least one theme: pork. Both these restaurants built their menus (and cult appeal) around the pig. We get the appeal. Chefs do, too. In our Southern issue this past November, we showcased eight local culinary mainstays with pig tattoos. (We also had a nice essay on the appeal of pork's cousin, country ham.)
It's time for the fifth round of our Final Fork contest, which brings us one step closer to voters determining Atlanta's favorite restaurant.
It's time for Round Three of our [Final Fork] contest, which brings us one step closer to determining Atlanta's favorite restaurant.
It's time for Round Two of our Final Fork contest, which brings us one step closer to determining the best restaurant in Atlanta.
Voting for Round One ends today at 11 p.m.
Georgians, please don't Instagram your ballot. It's illegal. The Peach State has a law that expressly prohibits recording devices in polling places or publicly displaying your ballot, according to the Citizen Media Law Project. In layman's terms, you can't take any pictures or video in a polling place. You especially can't take a picture of your ballot. And you could be pretty screwed if you post said picture online anywhere and your profile is public. Because, yeah, doing illegal things publicly is a bad idea. (FYI, even if you don't crosspost your pic to your Twitter or Facebook, all Instagram profiles now have web addresses associated with them, and if your Instagram is already public, then so is that.)