|Karen Handel (Republican)||51.9%||134,595|
|Jon Ossoff (Democratic)||48.1%||124,893|
And we're calling this for Handel - not enough pro-Ossoff vote left for her to lose.
By this point, we're waiting for DeKalb County and mail-ins, but Handel is up by >6%.
And Handel's lead is up to almost 10K votes.
With Cobb trickling in, Handel's lead is up to almost 3%.
Ossoff is improving around John's Creek, a city in northeastern Fulton County which exactly mirrored his overall share last time.
With our first results from Fulton County, Handel leads 51.4% to 48.6%.
Fulton overall, should be slightly to the right of the district, so this is consistent with a very close race.
With our first *nine votes* in, Handel leads with 67%.
And polls are closed!
Two months after the clown car of a primary which saw Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff hit 48%, Republican Karen Handel challenges him in an attempt to keep the district red. The Sixth was identified early on by Daily Kos Elections as a potentially interesting seat: it had voted for Tom Price (now HHS Secretary) by twenty-three points…but Donald Trump by only one. Spending has been insane, the GOTV has been manic, and the ads are now downright insufferable. It’s all over at 7pm tonight.
For the results from tonight’s special Congressional election in South Carolina, click here.