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October 17, 2016 - Atlanta - Voters take a photo with  state Rep. Park Cannon (center), D-Atlanta, as they wait to vote at the Fulton County Government Center.  Congressman John Lewis, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves and state Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, led young Democrats on a march from the Nelson Street Bridge to the Fulton County Government Center where the first day of early voting had begun.   BOB ANDRES  /BANDRES@AJC.COM

Half a million Georgians have already voted in 2016 election

10:55 am Oct. 24, 2016

The first full week of advance, in-person voting in Georgia saw long lines across Metro Atlanta.

Now we know why.

Nearly 500,000 voters cast ballots in the state last week, in addition to the nearly 90,000 mail-in absentee ballots the state has received thus far.

According to Secretary of State Brian Kemp, 578,539 ballots have been cast as of today.

Fulton County continues to lead the way with nearly 80,000 votes cast. DeKalb is

President Barack Obama with Hillary Clinton during the Democratic National Convention in July. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

AJC poll: Barack Obama’s popularity remarkably steady in Georgia

6:00 am Oct. 24, 2016

Amid a ferocious campaign that Donald Trump has tried to frame as a referendum on his presidency, Barack Obama’s support has stayed remarkably stable among Georgians over the last year.

Exactly 50 percent of Georgia voters hold a favorable impression of Obama during the final weeks of his presidency, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll.

That’s exactly the same level of support Obama secured in our August survey, a percentage point better