Election results – GOP wins big
This post has been updated.
Georgia Republicans scored a decisive victory on Tuesday, retaining the governor’s seat and electing a U.S. Senator.
Locally, Democrat Elena Parent thumped Republican opponent Greg Williams to become the next Senate District 42 Senator. Parent replaces Jason Carter, who lost to incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.
Democrat Michelle Nunn lost to Republican David Perdue in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat. Valarie Wilson, former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education member Valarie Wilson lost to Republican Richard Woods in the race for state school superintendent.
With libertarian candidates in the Senate and governor’s race, some analysts were predicting a runoff.
In Georgia, a candidate needs to draw more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election, but that appeared unlikely as election night wrapped up in Georgia. Here are the totals as of 11:15 pm, Nov. 4.
U.S. Senate – 147 of 159 counties reporting
David Perdue, R – 56.37 percent
Michelle Nunn, D – 41.64 percent
Amanda Swafford, L- 1.99 percent
Governor – 147 of 159 counties reporting
Nathan Deal, R – 56.11 percent
Jason Carter, D – 41.44 percent
Andrew Hunt, L – 2.45 percent
State School Superintendent – 147 of 159 counties reporting
Richard Woods, R – 58.65 percent
Valarie Wilson, D – 41.35 percent
State Senate District 42 – As of 11:20 pm
Greg Williams, R – 27.86 percent Votes: 8,070
Elena Parent, D – 72.14 percent Votes: 20,900
Nationally, it looks like the GOP will keep its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.