The polls closed at 7 p.m. (except for a couple open until 7:30 p.m.) for the GA-6 Special Election between Karen Handel (R) and Jon Ossoff (D). Results can be seen HERE or below.
The final results from our poll: Jon Ossoff received 66 votes (50.38%) to
Karen Handel’s 65 votes (49.62%).
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Edit 2: 10:23 p.m. – The race has been called by the AP, AJC, CNN, etc. Congratulations to Karen Handel, Georgia’s first female Republican member of Congress.
Edit 1: As of 9:45 p.m., Handel is up over 5.5% – 52.87% to 47.13%
Statement from Karen Handel:
”I am truly humbled by tonight’s results and I am honored to represent this great district in the United States House of Representatives. I will ensure the conservative legacy and leadership of Tom Price, Johnny Isakson and Newt Gingrich will continue. I want to thank all of my steadfast supporters who worked so hard and also my opponent Jon Ossoff, who ran a spirited campaign and I want to thank him for his commitment to public service.
These are challenging times in our nation. We are facing real and serious issues – from terrorism, protecting our borders to curtailing government spending. Tonight, voters recognized these are times that call for someone who brings real experience – in career and in life.
I know this has been a hard- fought election and I give Georgians this promise, I will work together with anyone who wants to create a better path forward for Georgia families and I will fight each and every day to make your lives better.”