Following up on Jason’s post, what are you folks seeing and hearing in the 9th CD and other special elections with only a few hours until the polls close?
Consider this an Open Thread.
UPDATE: The SoS has the data.
Graves leads with 12% reporting at 8:00 PM, while Truett Moss leads in the race to replace Graves.
8:25 It looks like Hall County is starting to come in. Graves leads, Tarvin 2nd, and Hawkins jumps up to 3rd with 27% reporting. Moss still leads in HD 12, Carter has a big lead in SD 42, and Miller has an early lead in SD 49.
UPDATE BY ICARUS at 9:09, with 74% of the votes counted, I’m going to call GA-9 as a runoff between Graves and Hawkins. While Tarvin only trails Hawkins by 26 votes, 80% of Hall is yet to be counted, with the early votes strong for Hawkins and Graves second. Tarvin’s total will surprise a lot of folks, but not many who were paying attention in NW GA. But the next few weeks will belong to Graves and Hawkins.
Update by Icarus at 9:26, All of Hall County is in, and as expected, Hawkins has put distance between himself and Tarvin, but still trails Graves 34 to 23%. Watch the scramble begin for endorsements begin immediately, with Tarvin being King for a day, and Jeff Mullis looking at some very uncomfortable vote totals for the guy he endorsed in the counties he represents.