Georgia Special 6th District Election: Final Voting Results
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Georgia Special 6th District Election: Final Voting Results

Editor’s note: This post contains the results from the April 18 primary in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Click here for live coverage of the June 20 runoff between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel.

Voters cast their ballots at a polling place in a highly contested congressional race in Georgia’s 6th district. (Getty)

The race for a seat in Congress representing Georgia’s 6th congressional district is heading to a runoff election.

Because neither Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff nor any of the other 17 candidates reached the 50 percent support in the vote April 18, a runoff is scheduled for June 20.

Ossoff will take on Republican Karen Handel, who finished second in the first round of the April 18 election.

The race is to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives left vacant by Tom Price, who was tabbed as the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by President Donald Trump.

Ossoff’s vote total hovered above 50 percent for a majority of the night, but finally went under for good when a big portion of votes from Fulton County were added to the mix.

That happened after a “rare” data error in one of the cards on an electronic machine in Fulton County delayed the process late into the evening. Workers had to search through “hundreds of cards” to find the one that was broken, WSB-TV’s Scott Flynn tweeted, but the wait was only temporary. The card was located within about 30 minutes and the results were updated in a timely manner, bumping Ossoff’s total down below 50 percent.

Other than that instance, there was only a couple other problems for voters in the district. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a judge agreed to let voters at two precincts Fulton County extend voting hours past 7 p.m. Tuesday because of issues with voting machines.

Here’s a look at the final unofficial results from the election:


Georgia 6th District U.S. Representative Final Unofficial Results

Note: Results were provided by Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp.

Precincts Reporting: 100% (210/210)

Jon Ossoff (D) — 48.10% – 92,390
Karen Handel (R) — 19.78% – 37,993
Bob Gray (R) — 10.81% – 20,755
Dan Moody (R) — 8.85% – 16,994
Judson Hill (R) — 8.77% – 16,848
Kurt Wilson (R) — 0.94% – 1,812
David Abroms (R) — 0.85% – 1,637
Ragin Edwards (D) — 0.26% – 502
Ron Slotin (D) — 0.25% – 488
Bruce LeVell (R) — 0.24% – 455
Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan (R) — 0.22% – 414
Keith Grawert (R) — 0.22% – 414
Amy Kremer (R) — 0.18% – 349
William Llop (R) — 0.17% – 326
Rebecca Quigg (D) — 0.16% – 304
Richard Keatley (D) — 0.12% – 227
Alexander Hernandez (I) — 0.06% – 121
Andre Pollard (I) — 0.03% – 55

Total registered voters: 445,095
Ballots Cast: 193,483 (43.47 percent voter turnout)
Note: Voter turnout numbers include voters from District 15’s Senate race, also taking place Tuesday.


Massive amounts of money have poured into the Georgia 6 election, with Democrat John Ossoff reporting April 6 that he raised $8.3 million in funds and had $2.1 million on hand as the campaign approached an end.

Republican Judson Hill had the second-most amount of funds raised, reporting $473,000 with $113,000 on hand and Republican and Karen Handel was third in fundraising with $463,000 being raised as of the the reporting date. She had over $183,000 on hand heading into the final weeks.

Polls released prior to the April 18 election indicated that Ossoff would receive the most votes of any candidate, but likely wouldn’t reach the 50 percent necessary to win outright and avoid a runoff. Handel has been second in all of the polls and led all 11 Republicans in the race. Republicans Bob Gray, Dan Moody and Hill all received similar support in polls.

The election has a nationwide feel to it, as it’s one of the first elections since Trump was elected president. In fact, Trump recorded a robocall that was sent to voters in the district Monday, and he tweeted out later that night with such a crowded GOP field, a runoff would result in a “win” for the Republican candidate.

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52 Comments

Bretthew

Dems are clearly energized. Will it carry over to other elections in coming months and 2018? Only time will tell.

Bill

Its pretty sad they are willing to vote for a kid like Ossoff with no job history, but it doesn’t surprise me because Democrats always put someone unqualified in office.

MJ

What a brilliant analysis, I must say! Have you considered trying out for Fox and Friends? Or The View, perhaps.

Anonymous

The fact that this kid with no official history is able to trounce all the Republican candidates (in a red district!) is an indication of the national temperament about Trump and the GOP.

Diego

11 GOP, 2 Indies, several million dollars and TV ads… oh yeah he’s trouncing them. Let’s see how it goes when it is 1 on 1, “Anonymous”

bill me allah

oh, Diego. poor, sweet snowflake Diego. you in turmoil over your buyers remorse with the toxic dumpster fire you voted for. if you need consolation I would recommend that you trot on down to your local gun store and buy yourself an ar- 15, thereby reaffirming your manhood. at least in your mind. and that’s what counts, sweety, right?

Ben Dover

oh look another low IQ delusional Cankles supporter. You’re still not winning anything.

anticommunist

We’ll see how he does in the runoff with the Republicans united behind Handel and plenty of money at her disposal. We will go negative on this Hollywood punk describing him as what he is : An open borders, tax loving, totalitarian communist.

Realist

Probably more to do with the $8MM raised from California and other liberal states

Roger Jones

Trounced? Silly comment. Bogus conclusion. The Republican vote was split. He spent more on advertising that all the other candidates combined. He might win the runoff, but it sure does not look like anyone is getting trounced.

Anonymous

8.3 million dollars poured into his campaign. The 2nd highest was at 400k.

You’re rooting for a rigged game like a moron.

Marie

He owns a business, as a Masters in Economics, and has worked in Congress as an aide. He’s more qualified than Trump, and I’m not even a Democrat. And 30 years old isn’t a “kid”. People in their 30s aren’t children.

Anonymous

Many of our founding fathers were in their 30’s. We need alot more fresh blood in Congress.

kbapril23

Many of our founding fathers were in their 30’s. We need a lot more young blood in Congress, if my opinion.

Rudy Lloyd

Ossoff attended Georgetown University from 2005 to 2009, earning a bachelor’s degree in the School of Foreign Service. He attended classes taught by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Ossoff went on to earn his Master of Science degree from London School of Economics in 2013,[11]where he wrote his thesis on trade relations between the United States and China.Ossoff worked as a national security staffer and aide to Rep. Hank Johnson for five years where he drafted and managed legislative initiatives that passed the House and Senate.He had top-secret clearance for five months..Since 2013, he has been managing partner and CEO of Insight TWI, a small business which produces investigations targeting corrupt officials and organized crime for international news organizations.[16] In 2016, Ossoff was an executive producer for a documentary film by Insight TWI for BBC Three; the film exposed atrocities committed by ISIL in Iraq. He may be young but he has experience and that’s more than I can say with what we have in Washington now. Lies about he doesn’t live there and infact he has grown up in the area. STOP listening to the lies & The GOP from this administration Ossoff attended Georgetown University from 2005 to 2009, earning a bachelor’s degree in the School of Foreign Service. He attended classes taught by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Ossoff went on to earn his Master of Science degree from London School of Economics in 2013,[11]where he wrote his thesis on trade relations between the United States and China.Ossoff worked as a national security staffer and aide to Rep. Hank Johnson for five years where he drafted and managed legislative initiatives that passed the House and Senate.He had top-secret clearance for five months..Since 2013, he has been managing partner and CEO of Insight TWI, a small business which produces investigations targeting corrupt officials and organized crime for international news organizations.[16] In 2016, Ossoff was an executive producer for a documentary film by Insight TWI for BBC Three; the film exposed atrocities committed by ISIL in Iraq. He may be young but he has experience and that’s more than I can say with what we have in Washington now. Lies about he doesn’t live there and infact he has grown up in the area. STOP listening to the lies & The GOP from this administration SOMETHING has to be done and we all know it. America is tired of what is going on in Washington already. Vote for JON !!SOMETHING has to be done and we all know it. America is tired of what is going on in Washington already. Vote for JON !!

Sam

yeah he worked for John Lewis in the district he lives in. This pretty much says it all….lol

Anonymous

do you mean like how so many people voted for trump? Unqualified, selfish and not in your best interest. thinking that the middle class is people who make around 10 million dollars a year. yes help those people not the 100k or more people..

Isabelle

Oh no… the irony of your comment…
Because your pathetic excuse for a President was qualified to hold any office in the land, let alone the Presidency?
Funniest post I’ve read all day…

Ben Dover

@Isabelle go back to taking mindless selfies of you and your “gods” like Cankle McPantsuit, Alyssa Milano, and Jon Assoff. Its what you do best, NOT thinking. Thinkng is too hard for you

Eugene Wright

LOL! In the age of Trump, you just said Dems put unqualified people in office! This qualifies as the most ironic comment in the history of all comment boards. In all of history!

Tommy

Democrats have lost 958 state legislative seats since 2009. Democratic U.S. Senate seats have felt from 55 to 46. Their share of the House has plummeted from 256 seats to 194. Democratic governorships have also slipped from 28 to 16.

Maybe Democrats really are unqualified people, or perhaps they have lost their touch with the voters, I don’t really know. But something is rotten in the Democratic Party.

Ben Dover

@lesterTHEmolester Trump is Einstein compared to Joe Biden and Maxine Waters, dumazz

Manoj

Ahem! And Trump was very qualified for Republicans to vote him in for the highest post in the land, eh?

Jerome Schull

Bill, I disagree. Trump was and is unqualified and he won on the Republican ticket. We (42% approval rating) already regret his administration. Ossoff has a job history of being investigative. I like this. Knowing the “real” facts always helps in decision making.

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