Voters in all 10 metro Atlanta counties including Cobb rejected the proposed $8.5 billion transportation sales tax known as TSPLOST.
“While the outcome of the vote is a disappointment, this is not the end of the discussion; it’s merely a transition point,” Gov. Nathan Deal, who was among the advocates of TSPLOST, said in an email. “We won’t be able to do everything we want to do to get people and goods moving quicker, but we’ll do whatever we can to prioritize our most pressing needs.”
The tax unofficially failed by 167,207 votes—a 26% margin, with 248,319 (37%) voting yes, and 415,526, (63%) voting no. Cobb voters soundly rejected the referendum with 85,412 (69%) voted against it, and 38,703 (31%) voted in favor, out of the 124,115 votes cast on Tuesday.
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