HOUSE RACE UPDATES

DISTRICT 1

UPDATE 10:01 pm

Buddy “Earl” Carter is winning with more than half the votes in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District against opponent Lisa Ring. 

 

With 49% of the votes in, Carter has 67.2% of the votes and Ring has 32.8%.

 

While Ring still has a chance, it’s likely that the outcome will be in Republican Carter’s favor. 

UPDATE 10:39 pm

Georgia’s first district’s impact on the race for governor, while being majority red, had two counties vote blue.

 

With 15 counties being red, it wasn’t enough for Chatham and Liberty counties to vote for Abrams and sway the vote.   

 

The results for Georgia’s governor are still trickling in with Brian Kemp taking the lead over Stacey Abrams.  

UPDATE 11:52 Pm

The Republican incumbent Earl “Buddy” Carter has been re-elected as Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Representative over Democratic opponent Lisa Ring.

 

Carter has been in the seat since 2015 when he successfully ran against Democratic opponent Brian Reese.

 

Carter’s current platform ranges from issues such as providing better care to veterans, creating tax relief and protecting unborn life as well as the second amendment.

 

The once again successful representative will continue his seat in congress on Jan. 14, 2019.

DISTRICT 6

UPDATE 11:56 pm

District 6 is still uncalled.

Karen Handel is leading in Fulton county with 52,492 votes and Lucy McBath has 51,419 votes.

 

Handel is also leading in Cobb with 11,774 votes with McBath trailing at 7,332 votes. McBath is leading in DeKalb with 9,877 votes to Handel’s 8,500.

UPDATE 12:25 am

District 6 is still uncalled.

Karen Handel is leading in Fulton county with 65,566 votes and Lucy McBath has 63,213 votes.

 

Handel is also leading in Cobb with 45,421 votes with McBath trailing at 34,444 votes. McBath is leading in DeKalb with 15,761 votes to Handel’s 15,761.

 

Only 74 percent of precincts have reported so far.

UPDATE 5:13 Pm 11/7

Hours after 12 of Georgia's 14 Congressional districts have been called, Lucy McBath and Karen Handel remain in a deadlock with McBath holding 50.5% points or 159,285 votes and Handel holding 49.5% points or 156,402 votes.

 

The two candidates remain within 1% of each other, resulting in Handel refusing to concede, which could lead to a runoff election this December.

Poll for the midterm elections in Georgia closed around 7 P.M, but the race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District was far from a conclusion. Democrat Lucy McBath and Republican Karen Handel ran a touch and go race that lasted well past midnight and into the next day. McBath, a mother who lost her son to gun violence six years ago seemed to have lost the race around 11 P.M on November 6th, but pulled forward, claiming 50.5 points in the polls.


Handel is refusing to go quietly, however. In Georgia, if two candidates range within 1% or less of each other, a runoff is automatically triggered. Handel and McBath’s race is reflective of the gubernatorial race taking place, where Stacey Abrams refusing to concede to Brian Kemp until all the ballots are in, which could spark two runoff races taking place December 4th. Currently McBath sits at 159,350 with Handel trailing closely behind at 156,418 which reflects only a 2,932 lead for McBath.

UPDATE 1:15 PM 11/8

District 6 has been called.

Lucy McBath (D) has won the District 6 race, defeating Karen Handel (R.) and flipping the district. McBath received 50.5% of the votes, amassing a total vote count of 159,353. Handel received only 49.5% of the vote, totaling 156.

DISTRICT 12

UPDATE 12:00 Am

District 12 Republican candidate, Rick Allen, won being in the lead of district 12’s race since the
polls had closed since 7 p.m. With Allen winning, he plans to promote his issues for District 12
such as: tax reform 2.0, creating meaningful reforms to education, and making a living growth of
a wide range of commodities.


With 95 percent of the precinct reporting, Allen lead 147, 143 votes. Allen was the incumbent
candidate.

District 12 Democratic candidate , Francys Johnson, lost at 40 percent of the votes. Johnson
gained 100,985 votes for district 12.


If won district 12, Johnson’s plan to help expand Medicaid and take over public education. This
was Johnson’s first time being a candidate for office.

District 12 Republican candidate, Rick Allen, won being in the lead of district 12’s race since the polls had closed since 7 p.m. With Allen winning, he plans to promote his issues for District 12 such as: tax reform 2.0, creating meaningful reforms to education, and making a living growth of a wide range of commodities.

With 95 percent of the precinct reporting, Allen lead 147, 143 votes. Allen was the incumbent candidate.

 

District 12 Democratic candidate, Francys Johnson, lost at 40 percent of the votes. Johnson gained 100,985 votes for district 12. If won district 12, Johnson’s plan to help expand Medicaid and take over public education. This was Johnson’s first time being a candidate for office.

Districts Across Georgia

UPDATE 1:15 PM 11/8

District 1: Carter (R.)  Called

District 2: Bishop Jr (D) Called

District 3: Ferguson (R.) Called

District 4: Johnson (D) Called

District 5: Lewis (D) Called

District 6:  McBath (D) Called

District 7: Bourdeaux (D) (Uncalled)

District 8: Scott (R.) Called

District 9: Collins (R.) Called

District 10: Hice (R.) Called

District 11: Loudermilk (R.) Called

District 12: Allen (R.) Called

District 13: Scott (D) Called

District 14: Graves (R.) Called


 

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