Tyler Estep

Local government reporter

Tyler Estep is a reporter covering Gwinnett County. He previously worked for the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Latest from Tyler Estep

Bourdeaux concedes after 7th District recount adds to Woodall’s margin
 Hours-long recounts in two counties sent the candidates vying for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District home for Thanksgiving with largely the same results — while simultaneously adding yet another chapter to the turbulent election season in Gwinnett County. Wednesday’s recounts in Forsyth and Gwinnett added a total of 14...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Hours-long recounts in two counties sent the candidates vying for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District home for Thanksgiving with largely the same results — while simultaneously adding yet another chapter to the turbulent election season in Gwinnett County. Wednesday’s recounts in Forsyth and Gwinnett added a total of 14...
7th District: Bourdeaux concedes following recounts
 UPDATE, 5:00 P.M.: Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux has formally conceded. “This campaign was about more than me; it was about building community and working for change," she said in a news release. "We moved the needle in this district more than anyone thought possible." UPDATE, 3:50 P.M.: Rob Woodall picked up nine...

Posted: 15 hours ago

UPDATE, 5:00 P.M.: Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux has formally conceded. “This campaign was about more than me; it was about building community and working for change," she said in a news release. "We moved the needle in this district more than anyone thought possible." UPDATE, 3:50 P.M.: Rob Woodall picked up nine...
One Gwinnett official’s plea for clearer elections law — and civility
 Gwinnett County certified its election results on Thursday night, becoming the final Georgia county to do so following last week’s mid-terms. Certification — which also included adding close to 600 “new” ballots to the vote totals — came at the end of a three-hour meeting filled with tension and vitriol...

Posted: 5 days ago

Gwinnett County certified its election results on Thursday night, becoming the final Georgia county to do so following last week’s mid-terms. Certification — which also included adding close to 600 “new” ballots to the vote totals — came at the end of a three-hour meeting filled with tension and vitriol...
Gwinnett certifies election; hundreds of additional ballots counted
 After weeks of litigation, contention and sometimes chaos, -— including a tense Thursday evening meeting — Gwinnett County has certified its election results.  Gwinnett, which took center stage in the larger statewide fight over voting rights and voter access, is believed to be the final county in Georgia to certify...

Posted: 6 days ago

After weeks of litigation, contention and sometimes chaos, -— including a tense Thursday evening meeting — Gwinnett County has certified its election results.  Gwinnett, which took center stage in the larger statewide fight over voting rights and voter access, is believed to be the final county in Georgia to certify...
Woodall on track to hold onto 7th District seat 
 Lawrenceville Congressman Rob Woodall appeared to narrowly clinch a fifth term in the U.S. House late Thursday in a rapidly diversifying suburban district he had won comfortably just two years ago. The Republican was on track to eke out a 419-vote win over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux after the Gwinnett elections board finalized...

Posted: 6 days ago

Lawrenceville Congressman Rob Woodall appeared to narrowly clinch a fifth term in the U.S. House late Thursday in a rapidly diversifying suburban district he had won comfortably just two years ago. The Republican was on track to eke out a 419-vote win over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux after the Gwinnett elections board finalized...
Gwinnett’s historic MARTA referendum is officially on
 In the middle of Tuesday’s long, sometimes contentious Gwinnett County election board meeting, there was a moment that on any other day would’ve been, well, momentous.  The board formally called for a special election to be held March 19 — an election in which the sole question before voters will be if they want to...

Posted: 7 days ago

In the middle of Tuesday’s long, sometimes contentious Gwinnett County election board meeting, there was a moment that on any other day would’ve been, well, momentous.  The board formally called for a special election to be held March 19 — an election in which the sole question before voters will be if they want to...
Woodall’s lead narrows in closely-contested 7th District race
 Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux narrowed her deficit in Georgia’s 7th District race late Tuesday after the Gwinnett elections board counted a trove of provisional ballots, all but assuring the state’s only unresolved congressional contest will drag on for several more days.  About 530 votes now separate the Georgia State University...

Posted: 8 days ago

Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux narrowed her deficit in Georgia’s 7th District race late Tuesday after the Gwinnett elections board counted a trove of provisional ballots, all but assuring the state’s only unresolved congressional contest will drag on for several more days.  About 530 votes now separate the Georgia State University...
Gwinnett counts provisional ballots
 UPDATE: At 10:30 p.m., more than eight hours after it originally convened, the Gwinnett County elections board voted to formally accept nearly 2,000 provisional ballots. Those included enough to pull Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux more than 300 votes closer to Republican incumbent Rob Woodall in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District...

Posted: 8 days ago

UPDATE: At 10:30 p.m., more than eight hours after it originally convened, the Gwinnett County elections board voted to formally accept nearly 2,000 provisional ballots. Those included enough to pull Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux more than 300 votes closer to Republican incumbent Rob Woodall in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District...
Georgia secretary of state tells election officials to count absentee ballots
 Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden instructed county election officials Monday to count absentee ballots even if they lack a voter’s date of birth, as long as the voter’s identity can be verified. Crittenden issued the guidance for county election officials as they face a Tuesday deadline to certify the results of...

Posted: 9 days ago

Georgia Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden instructed county election officials Monday to count absentee ballots even if they lack a voter’s date of birth, as long as the voter’s identity can be verified. Crittenden issued the guidance for county election officials as they face a Tuesday deadline to certify the results of...
Democrat Bourdeaux sues Gwinnett over rejected ballots in 7th District race
 The congressional campaign of Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux filed an emergency motion in federal court on Sunday evening seeking to delay Gwinnett County from certifying its election results in order to count a cache of absentee and provisional ballots that had previously been rejected.  The 7th District candidate effectively joined...

Posted: 10 days ago

The congressional campaign of Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux filed an emergency motion in federal court on Sunday evening seeking to delay Gwinnett County from certifying its election results in order to count a cache of absentee and provisional ballots that had previously been rejected.  The 7th District candidate effectively joined...
Gwinnett elections board meets in private as ballot battles continue
 The Gwinnett County elections board held a special-called meeting Friday afternoon to discuss matters related to ongoing litigation over how it evaluates absentee ballots.  The majority of the meeting was held in a private executive session, which is allowed under Georgia law in certain circumstances. Board chairman Stephen Day wouldn&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

The Gwinnett County elections board held a special-called meeting Friday afternoon to discuss matters related to ongoing litigation over how it evaluates absentee ballots.  The majority of the meeting was held in a private executive session, which is allowed under Georgia law in certain circumstances. Board chairman Stephen Day wouldn&rsquo...