Tag: georgia

  • The Runoff Report: Poll: Ossoff and Perdue about even, Warnock slightly leading Loeffler

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    Republicans have secured 50 seats in the next U.S. Senate compared to Democrats’ 48 (including two independents who caucus with them). Control of the next Senate comes down to Georgia’s runoff elections. In The Runoff Report, we provide the latest on each race and the fight for Senate control. SurveyUSA released poll results for the…

  • Kwanza Hall defeats Robert Franklin in Georgia’s 5th Congressional District special election runoff

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    Kwanza Hall (D) defeated Robert Franklin (D) in a special runoff election for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District on December 1, 2020. Hall received 54% of the vote to Franklin’s 46%.  Hall will serve the remainder of John Lewis’ (D) congressional term through January 3, 2021. Lewis died on July 17, 2020. Since the runoff took…

  • The Runoff Report: Loeffler, Warnock Dec. 6 debate details

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    Republicans have secured 50 seats in the next U.S. Senate compared to Democrats’ 48 (including two independents who caucus with them). Control of the next Senate comes down to Georgia’s runoff elections. In The Runoff Report, we provide the latest on each race and the fight for Senate control. Regular election updates David Perdue released…

  • Introducing Ballotpedia’s Runoff Report, a daily newsletter on Georgia’s runoffs and the fight for Senate control

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    Republicans have secured 50 seats in the next U.S. Senate and Democrats 48 (including two independents who caucus with them). Control of the next Senate will come down to Georgia’s runoff elections.  On Nov. 30, we launched Runoff Report, a daily newsletter providing the latest on each runoff and the overarching fight for Senate control.…

  • Special primary runoff election to be held in Georgia State Senate district

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    The District 39 seat in the Georgia State Senate is up for election in a special Democratic primary runoff on December 1. The primary election took place on November 3, and the top two vote recipients—Sonya Halpern and Linda Pritchett—advanced to the runoff. The special election became necessary after incumbent Nikema Williams (D) withdrew from…

  • Georgia Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell retires

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    On Nov. 18, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell retired, citing family obligations and a desire to return to private practice. Gov. Nathan Deal (R) appointed Blackwell to the court in June 2012 to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of George H. Carley. Before serving on the supreme court, Blackwell served on the…

  • Three state legislative special elections to be decided in runoffs

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    Three state legislative seats up for special election in 2020 are still undecided as of November 20, 2020. All three are headed to runoff elections: Mississippi House of Representatives District 87 on November 24, Georgia State Senate District 39 on December 1, and Texas State Senate District 30 on December 19. Although special state legislative…

  • Partisan control of U.S. Senate will come down to Georgia

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    Two of the 35 Senate races held in 2020 remain uncalled: the regular and special Senate elections in Georgia. Republicans have secured 50 seats in the next Senate, and Democrats have secured 48 (including two seats held by independents who caucus with Democrats). Control of the Senate will come down to Georgia. Democrats would need…

  • Carolyn Bourdeaux defeats Rich McCormick in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District

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    Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) defeated Rich McCormick (R) in the general election for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall (R), first elected in 2010, did not run for re-election. This was the second time Bourdeaux ran in the district. In 2018, she lost the election to Woodall by 433 votes—50.1% to 49.9%. Bordeaux is…

  • Incumbent Lucy McBath wins re-election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District

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    Incumbent Rep. Lucy McBath (D) defeated Karen Handel (R) in the general election to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. The election was one of 56 rematch U.S. House elections where the same two candidates who ran in 2018 were on the ballot again. McBath was first elected in 2018 after defeating then-incumbent Handel 50.5% to…