With polls closed throughout Georgia, including Forsyth County, a contested midterm election is nearing an end.
Democrats branded this midterm as an opportunity for a #BlueWave to flip Republican control of Congress. Republicans, once wary of a seemingly less-than-enthusiastic base, expressed renewed optimism after the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In Georgia, the spotlight has been on the gubernatorial showdown between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, a race that received attention for its thematic similarities to the national political discourse since President Donald Trump’s election.
But there were also compelling races for lieutenant governor, which features Forsyth County resident and Republican nominee Geoff Duncan against Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico, and the representative for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District between Republican incumbent Rob Woodall and Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, among other statewide races.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting statewide, here are the results so far:
Brian Kemp (Rep.): 50.76 percent (1,945,703)
Stacey Abrams (Dem.): 48.29 percent (1,850,992)
Ted Metz (Lib.): 0.94 percent (36,160)
Georgia Lieutenant Governor
Geoff Duncan (Rep.): 52.19 percent (1,918,157)
Stacey Riggs Amico (Dem.): 47.81 percent (1,757,149)
Georgia Secretary of State
Brad Raffensperger (Rep.): 49.61 percent (1,874,599)
John Barrow (Dem.): 48.18 percent (1,820,471)
Smythe Duval (Lib.): 2.22 percent (83,750)
Georgia U.S. Representative, District 7
Rob Woodall (Rep.): 50.70 percent (134,057)
Carolyn Bourdeaux (Dem.): 49.30 percent (130,363)
Georgia U.S. Representative, District 9
Doug Collins (Rep.): 79.58 percent (224,331)
Josh McCall (Dem.): 20.42 percent (57,556)
Georgia State Senator, District 27
Greg Dolezal (Rep.): 72.64 percent (66,009)
Steve Smith (Dem.): 27.36 percent (24,860)
Georgia State Representative, District 25
Todd Jones (Rep.): 64.18 percent (17,835)
Anita Tucker (Dem.): 35.82 percent (9,954)