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Bond questions fail; GOP candidates carry county
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Forsyth County News
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With 33 of 33 precincts reporting, here are the results from contested races and ballot questions in Forsyth County:

Forsyth County Commission, District 4
* Patrick Bell (R): 54,718 votes, 79 percent
Jon Flack (D): 14,914 votes, 21 percent

Forsyth County Board of Education, District 4
* Darla Sexton Light (R): 54,423 votes, 78 percent
Sheila Elliott (D): 15,039 votes, 22 percent

Bond for jail acquisition, construction and equipping
* No: 39,131 votes, 55 percent
Yes: 32,044 votes, 45 percent

Bond for sheriff's headquarter's acquisition, construction and equipping
* No: 38,086 votes, 54 percent
Yes: 32,738 votes, 46 percent

Incumbent Republicans carried their races for state and national offices in Forsyth County:

U.S. President
* John McCain (R): 59,123 votes, 78 percent
Barack Obama (D): 15,383 votes, 20 percent
Bob Barr (L): 704 votes, 1 percent

U.S. Senate
* Saxby Chambliss (R): 54,890 votes, 75 percent
Jim Martin (D): 14,583, 20 percent
Allen Buckley (L): 3,637, 5 percent

U.S. Representatives, District 7
* John Linder (R): 9,135 votes, 82 percent
Doug Heckman (D): 2,025 votes, 18 percent

U.S. Representatives, District 9
* Nathan Deal (R): 48,491 votes, 80 percent
Jeff Scott (D): 12,038 votes, 20 percent

Public Service Commissioner
* Lauren McDonald Jr. (R): 52,186 votes, 73 percent
Jim Powell (D): 13,677 votes, 19 percent
Brandon Givens (L): 5,502, 8 percent

Public Service Commissioner
* H. Doug Everett (R): 55,885 votes, 81 percent
John H. Monds (L): 12,739 votes, 19 percent 

State Constitutional Amendment 1 passed in Forsyth County with 65 percent of the vote, but voters rejected Constitutional Amendments 2 and 3.

None of Forsyth County's five-member state legislative delegation had opposition in the election. The same was true of numerous county office holders, including sheriff, coroner and tax commissioner, among others.

Note: Totals do not reflect provisional, military and overseas ballots, which will be counted by Monday.