July 22 Primary Runoff Election - Live Updates

Jul 22, 2014

Credit Chris Ferguson/WABE

  FINAL UPDATE: 11:55 p.m.  

With over 98% of the vote counted, this will be the final update for tonight. We understand that the winner of the incredibly close Republican race for state school superintendent will not be decided tonight because of a problem with counting the votes in Muscogee County (Columbus).  

Below are the most recent numbers we have for both statewide and the local races we have been following.

On behalf of the WABE news team, thank you for joining us this evening.


Update 11:35 p.m.

Five counties have still not completely filed their results with the Secretary of State: Fulton, Towns, Jackson, Muscogee and Stewart.  Martha Dalton, at Mike Buck's campaign office, reports that she has heard that Muscogee County has had a problem counting the ballots that may make it impossible to call the Republican state school superintendent race tonight.


Update 11:20 p.m.

Fulton County says it has now counted all of the ballots, and Marvin Arrington has defeated Brenda Muhammad for the Fulton County Commission seat by twenty points, 60% to 40%.


Update 11:10 p.m.

Here's the latest from DeKalb County.  From the way their results are formatted, it's difficult to say what percentage of the votes have been counted.  This update was posted less than thirty minutes ago. 


Update 11:05 p.m.

With more than 91% of the vote counted, here are the latest numbers from the Secretary of State.  Barring some surprise, it appears that David Perdue has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate and will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the fall.


Update 10:50

Here is the latest, and probably close to the final count, for the Fulton County Commission District Five race.  Marvin Arrington has apparently defeated Brenda Muhammad by almost twenty percentage points.


Update 10:23 p.m.

The Secretary of State's office now says that more than three-quarters of the vote has been counted.  While many races have largely been decided, two of the major races are anything but.

David Perdue continues to lead Jack Kingston by barely more than a percentage point, 50.6% to 49.4%.  Only a little over 5,700 votes separate the two candidates.

Similarly, on the Republican side of the runoff for state school superintendent, Mike Buck leads Richard Woods by only 19 votes out of more than 380,000 votes cast!


Update 10:23 p.m.

In case you were wondering, this map shows which counties have reported all their election results and which counties have not.

Map of election returns by county.
Credit Georgia Secretary of State


Update 10:15 p.m.

We now have updated Cobb County results:

Update 9:55 p.m.

We have some new numbers on local county races.  Both Cobb and DeKalb counties appear to be having trouble with their ballots.  Cobb hasn't updated its results since 8:30 p.m., and DeKalb hasn't updated since 9:08 p.m.  But here are the numbers as they stand now:


Update 9:25 p.m.

Here are the latest numbers from the Secretary of State's office.

Update 8:55 p.m.

Here are the latest results from Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties.

Update 8:45 p.m.

We're starting to get substantive numbers from the Secretary of State's office.  Here are the latest numbers.


Update 8:30 p.m.

Here are the first results from DeKalb County, with 2.56% reporting:

Update 8:20 p.m.

New results for the major races, with 6.92% reporting:

Update 7:55 p.m.

We'll be posting a running update here with the results of today's primary runoff election.  We are focusing on key races such as the Republican U.S. Senate runoff and the state school superintendent as well as important local races.

WABE reporters are stationed at election night parties for the various candidates and will be reporting live.  We will be 

This post will be updated regularly as we receive new totals and other information.

Hear are some preliminary results from the Georgia Secretary of State's office, with 2.52% of the state's precincts reporting: