Election results: Kirkpatrick heading for a win in state senate 32 runoff
ATLANTA -- With 94 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Kay Kirkpatrick appears to be Georgia's newest state senator.
Kirkpatrick led Democrat Christine Triebsch in the state Senate district 32 runoff throughout Tuesday evening.
Here were the results with 94 percent of the vote counted:
- Kirkpatrick -- 18,602 -- 57 percent
- Triebsch -- 14,046 -- 43 percent
Voters went to the polls Tuesday in a contest to replace Judson Hill, who resigned earlier this year to mount an ultimately unsuccessful 6th district congressional campaign. Hill, also a Republican, had held the seat since 2005.
The district covers much of east Cobb County and parts of north Fulton County.
Triebsch and Kirkpatrick came in first and second, respectively, in an eight-candidate field on April 18.
According to unofficial figures from the Georgia secretary of state, voter turnout was approximately 25 percent.
Portions of the district are not in the 6th congressional district, meaning everyone who is eligible to vote in Tuesday's runoff election is not necessarily eligible to vote in next month's hugely important runoff between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel.
There are also voters are eligible to vote in next month's runoff who are not eligible to vote in Tuesday's election. Finally, there are a number of voters who are eligible to vote in both runoff elections.