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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.

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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

  1. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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”

        • 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?

      • 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.

      • 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.

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

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

    • 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.

      • 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 !!

    • 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..

    • 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…

      • @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

    • 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!

      • 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.

    • 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.

    • Are way?
      Do you have a Barbie or Tickle Me Elmo smart phone….
      A little bit illiterate but you be a whole lot of idiot.
      It will bring out enough Dems to win in June, even better plenty of Republicans do not want your Anti Trump Auntie.

  2. Wonder if $8 million in out of state money made a difference. Especially for a candidate who admits he doesn’t live in the district. Seems like there should be a law that you have to live in a district to run for any office for it. And that applies to Democrats, Republicans, MSNBC, FOX and everybody else. It’s all in whose ox is gored this year. If he were a Republican, they’d be screaming he didn’t live in the district, since he’s a Democrat it’s ok. And the reverse is equally true. If you read through the comments, there is no objectivity anymore, just partisan (from any side) rhetoric. It didn’t start this past election, but it’s sure getting worse. 2020 will be a “brown” storm for sure.

    • Unfortunately, the laws say you have to live in the district to take office. He lives a mile and a half away from the district to support his girlfriend going to school. Apparently, he’s so p-whipped that he can’t move a mile and a half before the election.

  3. It is interesting what the Dems consider a “win” – Kansas they got close to winning and they consider that a win. Ga they get in a run off with less than 50% of all votes and less total Dem votes than GOP votes. I like that they think winning is only losing by a “little bit”. They are still clinging to the idea that they “won” the pres election since Hil got more votes but not electoral votes. No wonder people prefer Trump’s idea of “winning” over the dems idea that only losing by a little bit is the same as winning.

    • Absolutely Marsha. The mindless libs denial is our supreme advantage. Looking forward to the upcoming denial remarks to my post.

    • Russians ate my daughters homework too. And Karen Handel beat all the other Republicans, because Republicans are misogynists! Both Handel and Ossoff are white, so I’m guessing Republicans voted for her because they’re racists.

  4. 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 !!

  5. I think more and more people are seeing Trump for what he really is. The results of Georgia show that the Georgian people are not dumb. They are catching on fast to Trump and his dominions of trolls who offer no real content, but name calling and the same old rhetoric. More people are also seeing the GOP for what they have become too.

  6. News pundits say no decisive Republican victory was a referendum against Trump and his administration. On the contrary. It was a signal to the Republican House and Senate that they better get on-board and quit obstructing Trump. The Republicans better get behind some solutions, better get down to work, and BETTER GET THINGS DONE or they’re going to be thrown out on their behinds just like the Dems were tossed out last election because they sold this country out. Mr. Trump didn’t cause the stink of the swamp in D.C. But by golly, with his leadership, the people are for sure going to drain it and send all you corrupt, immoral politicians to a wasteland.

  7. This contest is hilarious. Ossoff is a good comunicator I will give him that. But that resume of his is fake as a three dollar bill. Republican or democrat I cannot believe that grown people would fall for it.Congressional aides do not do what he says he has done, What Ossoff has done is claim the work of the congressional office he worked in. Some of the things he has claimed to have done would put him in college or he would be too young.

  8. BAM! DEMOCRATS just took a historically RED seat in Georgia by a LANDSLIDE. Thanks Trump for making that possible. Expect much more of the same 17 months from now in 2018 mid terms as Dems split
    Senate and possibly House