#ELECTION2018: Live Georgia election results (Updated)

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Thursday, Nov 8th at 9 a.m.: The Brian Kemp campaign is declaring victory this morning. The margin between Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp remain at about 15,000.Abrams’ campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo said.“We are leaving all of our options on the table…” This includes the possibility of pursuing legal action to delay certification of the election results.


2 a.m.: As of 2 a.m., with 99 percent of precincts reporting, Stacey Abrams continues to gain momentum, cutting Kemp’s lead to within 2 percentage points. Kemp has 50.8 percent (1,939,705 votes), while Abrams has 48.3 percent (1,850,632 votes) and Metz has 0.9 percent (36,191 votes), according to the Associated Press.

1 a.m.: As of 1 a.m., with 96 percent of precincts reporting, Kemp’s lead has been cut within the margin of error. He now leads 51 percent (1,914,249) over Abrams’ 48 percent (1,803,551) and Metz’s 0.9 percent (35.519), according to the Associated Press. Looks like we may have a run-off in the state of Georgia!


12:30 p.m.: As of 12:30 a.m., with 94 percent of precincts reporting, Kemp is holding steady with 52.7 percent (1,844,081 votes) over Abrams’ 46.3 percent (1,620,182 votes) and Metz’ 1 percent (33,746 votes). Though Fox News has called the election for Kemp, Abrams has not yet conceded and isn’t likely to, with votes coming in from Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett counties.


12 a.m.: As of midnight, with 92 percent of precincts reporting, Kemp is still leading in the polls with 52.7 percent (1,809,035 votes) over Abrams’ 46.4 percent (1,592,538 votes) and  Metz’ 1 percent (33,018 votes).


11:30 p.m.: As of 11:30 p.m., with 83 percent of precincts reporting, Kemp is holding on to his early lead in the polls with 53.6 percent (1,683,121 votes) over Abrams’ 45.5 percent (1,429,083) and Metz’ 1 percent (28,897 votes).


11 p.m.: As of 11 p.m., with 77 percent of precincts reporting, Kemp is leading the polls with 53.9 percent (1,599,969 votes) over Abrams’ 45.2 percent (1,341,846 votes) and Metz’s 0.9 percent (27,288 votes) in Georgia’s Governor’s race, according to the Associated Press.  These numbers only include roughly half the results from the state’s most populous counties, including Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Chatham.


10:30 p.m.: As of 10:30 p.m., with 53 percent of precincts reporting, Kemp is leading the polls with 54.1 percent (1,264,343 votes) over Abrams’ 44.4 percent (1,025,511 votes) and Metz’s 0.9 percent (19,837 votes) in Georgia’s Governor’s race, according to the Associated Press. These results do not yet include those of the state’s most populous counties, including Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Chatham.


9:30 p.m.: As of 9:30 p.m., the race appears to be tightening up with Kemp leading the polls with 55.1 percent (883,486 votes) over Abrams’ 44.2 percent (706,875 votes) and Metz’s 0.7 percent (11,769 votes) in the Georgia Governor’s race, according to the Associated Press. These results do not yet include those of the state’s most populous counties, including Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Chatham.

It appears that Lucy McBath, a former flight attendant who was motivated to run for office after her son Jordan Davis was killed in an act of gun violence in Florida nearly six years ago, will likely beat incumbent Karen Handel in the race for US House District 6. At current, McBath is leading in the polls 51.9 percent (34,798 votes) to Handel’s 48.1 percent (32,285 votes), with a margin <1 percent.


9 p.m.: As of 9 p.m., with 23 percent of precincts around the state reporting, Kemp maintains a healthy lead over opponents Abrams and Metz in the Georgia Governor’s race with 62.6 percent (630,441 votes) over Abrams’  36.7 percent (371,010 votes) and Metz 0.7 percent (6,781 votes), according to the Associated Press. These results do not yet include those of the state’s most populous counties, including Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Chatham.


8:30 p.m.: Results are starting to come in. As of 8:30 p.m., with 10 percent of precincts around the state reporting, Brian Kemp leads the Georgia Governor’s race with 64.4 percent (389,050 votes) over Stacey Abrams with 35 percent (211,053 votes) and Ted Metz with 0.6 percent (3,691 votes), according to the Associated Press.

Additionally, the following polling precincts have extending times:

  • Pittman Park Rec Center — now open until 9 p.m.
  • Annistown Elementary School — now open until 9:25 p.m.
  • Booker T. Washington High School — now open until 10 p.m.
  • Forbes Arena (Morehouse College) — now open until 10 p.m.

7:03 p.m.: As of 7 p.m., most polls in Georgia have officially closed, but voters who arrived at polling precincts prior to 7 p.m. can stay in line and cast their ballots. The following polling precincts in Gwinnett County have extending times:

  • Harbins Elementary School — now open until 7:14 p.m.
  • Anderson-Livsey Elementary School — now open until 7:30 p.m.
  • Annistown Elementary School — now open until 9:25 p.m.

5:56 p.m. There is a little under one hour left to vote at polling precincts throughout the state of Georgia.


4:38 p.m.: As people get off work across Atlanta, lines at the polling precincts are filling up.


12:09 p.m.: People are lining up at the polls. We will have reporters at Stacey Abrams event, Brian Kemp’s event, and at Election Parties throughout Atlanta.


Stickers are made available to voters who cast a ballot in the midterm elections at the Polk County Election Office on October 8, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Today was the first day of early voting in the state. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

11:45 a.m.: We are kicking off our Super Tuesday coverage with The Atlanta Voice. Return to this article throughout the day for updates on our election coverage.


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