On December 5, 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th Amendment and ending prohibition. Earlier that day, Pennsylvania and Ohio had ratified the Amendment.
On December 5, 2000, the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou was released.
On December 5, 2006, Republican Chuck Eaton won the General Election Runoff for Public Service Commission District 3, beating incumbent Democrat David Burgess. Total votes cast: 215,092.
Georgia Politics, Campaigns, and Elections
Last night, Chuck Eaton was re-elected to the Georgia Public Service Commission with more than 1.4 million votes cast in the Runoff Election, making him the only Georgia politician to win two statewide General Election Runoffs.
In the court-ordered redo of House District 28′s Republican Primary, the results are too close to call, with 3 votes separating leader and challenger Chris Erwin from incumbent Dan Gasaway.
The repeat election between state Rep. Dan Gasaway and challenger Chris Erwin was ordered by a judge because dozens of voters received ballots for the wrong districts in the original May 22 Republican Party primary election.
Erwin led Gasaway after all Election Day votes were reported, but provisional and overseas ballots were still pending. It’s unclear how many of those ballots were outstanding. They could still be counted if they’re received by election officials by Friday.
House District 28 covers all of Banks and Stephens counties, as well as about half of Habersham County.