Local Donald Trump supporters Dan Hayes and John Sellers were among many Tuesday afternoon getting in last-minute campaigning at one of Fayette’s busiest intersections: Hwy. 85 and Hwy. 54 next to the Old Fayette County Courthouse.
While Fayette, which has been a majority Republican county for more than two decades now, is expected to lean toward Trump, and even though the vast majority of voters will have voted before seeing their signs, Hayes and Sellers say they have enjoyed campaigning for the man they hope will win the presidential vote tonight. Hayes, who hails from the south end of Fayette County, has also taken part in a recent Trump campaign bus tour taking him as far north as Rome and as far south as West Point and its KIA automobile manufacturing plant. They even nipped over the border into Phenix City, Alabama for a spell.
Other stops on Hayes’ tour included the Sprayberry’s Barbecue location in Newnan and, of course, the recent Fayetteville visit by Donald Trump, Jr., who arrived by helicopter. The brightly-decorated Trump campaign bus was already on site in front of the Fayette County Republican Party Headquarters, which is located off Hwy. 85 behind Captain D’s and Arby’s.
Final results for the presidential race may not be decided until the wee hours of Wednesday morning, but Fayette County’s contested races, including those for Board of Education, Board of Commissioners and Tax Commissioner, should be wrapped up by late evening. State house and senate races and U.S. congressional races should be decided not long afterward.