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Local communities were Biden country in Nov. 3 election
This color-coded map shows how strongly precincts in local communities leaned toward
either major-party presidential candidate. The darker the blue, the higher the vote for
Democrat Joe Biden, and the dark the red, the higher the vote for Republican Donald Trump.
BY JOHN RUCH AND MAGGIE LEE
Local communities of Brookhaven, Buckhead, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs were
Biden country in the presidential election, joining other metro Atlanta suburbs in flip
ping Georgia blue for the first time since 1992.
Democrat Joe Biden earned about 61.1% of the total votes in those four communities,
while Republican incumbent Donald Trump won only about 37.5%, according to official
precinct-by-precinct results mapped and analyzed by the Reporter. (At press time, a re
count requested by Trump was pending, but was not expected to significantly change
the results following a previous review that combined aspects of an audit and a recount.
That previous review did not alter any local results.)
Biden handily won each of the communities as well, with the following approximate
Brookhaven Buckhead Dunwoody Sandy Springs
Biden 64.5% Biden 60.7% Biden 59% Biden 60.8%
Trump 34% Trump 38.1% Trump 39.6% Trump 37-3%
As the Reporter’s map shows, Trump lost every precinct in Brookhaven and polled
no higher than the 50% range in Dunwoody. (Numbers for Brookhaven are approxi
mate because precinct lines capture some voters outside of the southern city limits.)
Sandy Springs had only two precincts that leaned Trump: one in the eastern panhan
dle above Dunwoody and another in southern High Point around Windsor Parkway.
Buckhead won the distinction of both the bluest and the reddest voting precincts
among local communities. Biden took 93.1% of the vote in 06Q, a precinct in the Armour
and southern Lindbergh neighborhoods. Trump’s best performance - 58.2% - came in
the Kingswood and Randall Mill neighborhoods in western Buckhead.
Trump also prevailed in some precincts in North Buckhead and in neighborhoods
along West Paces Ferry Road. Among those was Tuxedo Park, whose residents include
Gov. Brian Kemp and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the Republican who faces Democrat Rev.
Raphael Warnoclc in one of Georgia’s two nationally spotlighted runoff elections for
U.S. Senate seats coming Jan. 5.
In a handful of local precincts, neither Biden nor Trump won a majority of the votes,
including some areas in northern Dunwoody, southern and western Sandy Springs,
and Buckhead’s Paces neighborhood.
Biden and Trump weren’t the only presidential candidates on the ballot. Libertari
an Jo Jorgensen drew small numbers of votes in local precincts. The local Libertarian
hotspot? Brookhaven’s Cross Keys High precinct, where Jorgensen won about 2.5% of
For an interactive version of the precinct map, showing vote totals and percentages
for each candidate, see ReporterNewspapers.net.
• >75% BIDEN
• 50% - 75% BIDEN
• NO MAJORITY FOR TRUMP OR BIDEN
• 50%-75% TRUMP
• >75% TRUMP
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