Election Night in Georgia: Here are the contests I’m watching.

8:30 pm EST—

Tonight, I’m watching several election results closely. They are:

*U.S. Senate Democratic Primaries, since both of Georgia’s Senate seats are up for election.

*Georgia 7th Congressional District seat, which was a contest that drew significant attention in the 2018 midterms. There is a crowded field of both Republicans and Democrats.

–As results begin reporting after 9pm EST, this thread will be updated.–

9:06pm EST—

Election day, now turned election night, in Georgia has not gone as planned here. Several outlets have reported significantly long lines and technical issues at polling places. In several of the affected counties, polling precincts are operating with extended hours. Needless to say, the rollout of Georgia’s

Stories to catch you up:

Which metro Atlanta counties have extended voting hours (and where)?

Voting machines and coronavirus force long lines on Georgia voters

Election 2020: What To Know As Georgia Heads To The Polls For Primaries

Secretary of State blames election day issues on county leaders, opens investigation into Fulton and DeKalb

Photos: Long lines, voting issues reported around Atlanta on primary election day

Long lines blamed on technical problems, poor poll worker training

‘I Refuse Not to Be Heard’: Georgia in Uproar Over Voting Meltdown

9:54 pm—Former Vice President Joseph Biden has won the Democratic presidential primaries in West Virginia and Georgia. With 58% reporting in West Virginia, Biden leads Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) 66.1% to 12.0%. In Georgia, with 26% reporting, Biden leads Sanders 84.7% to 9.0%.

10:07 pm—With 22% of the result reporting in the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary, former Congressional candidate in Georgia’s 6th District Jon Ossoff has a sizable lead over former Georgia Lieutenant Governor candidate Sarah Riggs Amico, and former Columbus, GA Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. Ossoff currently stands with 45.4%, Riggs Amico 14.6%, and Tomlinson 13.4%.

10:10 pm—The last polls have presumably closed in Georgia. Earlier this evening, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office was showing this message.

10:42 pm—Some initial results are available in Georgia’s 7th District Congressional race. A primer is available here. Carolyn Bourdeaux leads the Democratic field with a sizable margin at this point. Bourdeaux came within 419 votes from winning the same seat in the 2018 midterm election against incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall. On the Republican side, physician Rich McCormick leads Georgia Sen. Renee Unterman (D-45) by a healthy margin, 49.6% to 24.1%.

11:10 pm–Update on the Democratic Senate Primary. With 36% reporting, Ossoff still has a sizeable lead.

+1 day 8:35 pm—With 97% reporting, Ossoff has been declared the winner of the U.S. Senate Democratic Primary. He will face current Georgia Sen. David Perdue in November.

June 14, 2020–The complete review of the 7th Congressional District and Democratic U.S. Senate Primaries is available is here.

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