Election results – GOP wins big

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 4, 2014
State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right.

State Sen. Jason Carter, left, and incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, right.

This post has been updated. 

Georgia Republicans scored a decisive victory on Tuesday, retaining the governor’s seat and electing a U.S. Senator.

Locally, Democrat Elena Parent thumped Republican opponent Greg Williams to become the next Senate District 42 Senator. Parent replaces Jason Carter, who lost to incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.

Democrat Michelle Nunn lost to Republican David Perdue in the race for an open U.S. Senate seat. Valarie Wilson, former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education member Valarie Wilson lost to Republican Richard Woods in the race for state school superintendent.

With libertarian candidates in the Senate and governor’s race, some analysts were predicting a runoff.

In Georgia, a candidate needs to draw more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election, but that appeared unlikely as election night wrapped up in Georgia. Here are the totals as of 11:15 pm, Nov. 4.

U.S. Senate – 147 of 159 counties reporting

David Perdue, R – 56.37 percent

Michelle Nunn, D – 41.64 percent

Amanda Swafford, L- 1.99 percent

Governor – 147 of 159 counties reporting

Nathan Deal, R – 56.11 percent

Jason Carter, D – 41.44 percent

Andrew Hunt, L – 2.45 percent

State School Superintendent – 147 of 159 counties reporting

Richard Woods, R – 58.65 percent

Valarie Wilson, D – 41.35 percent

State Senate District 42 – As of 11:20 pm

Greg Williams, R – 27.86 percent  Votes: 8,070

Elena Parent, D – 72.14 percent  Votes: 20,900

Nationally, it looks like the GOP will keep its majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.

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