ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp has won reelection for Georgia governor against Stacey Abrams. The county-by-county election and the race for the U.S. Senate results continue to roll in for the 2022 Midterm Election.
The Senate race has yet to be determined and a runoff is being organized in the state. Follow below for live updates about what's next.
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8:15 p.m. | The Secretary of State's Office is expected to hold a news conference on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. to announce the contest from the general election that will be audited pursuant to the to the Risk Limiting Audit requirement of Georgia law. It will be held at the Georgia State Capitol.
6:33 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz will be the first GOP surrogate stumping for Walker.
The senator from Texas will join the UGA football star to help garner more Republican support as Walker's race for Senate heads to a runoff. The two will speak to supporters at The Mill On Etowah in Canton at 6:30 p.m.
5:12 p.m. | President Biden declared the midterm election a win for democracy as Democrats managed to stump the "red wave" into a ripple. He called Election Day a "strong night" for his party. Read more about his optimistic remarks.
4:20 p.m. | President Biden is delivering remarks following a contentious midterm election with ripples of the democratic process still playing out in a few parts of the country, including Georgia.
He addressed the nation from the White House Wednesday to discuss the results of the races already called - and the ones that may threaten the Democratic stronghold in both chambers of Congress.
Watch his remarks, in full, below:
2:40 p.m. | Election leaders wrapped up their news conference and took several reporter questions about the Senate runoff.
Here are some main takeaways:
Smooth election: Ultimately, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Georgia's statewide election went smoothly. He cited a lack of lines, two-minute wait times, and - besides Cobb County's error in not mailing more than 1,000 vote-by-mail ballots - there were no major hiccups on Election Day.
Less than 10k votes to count: There are less than 10,000 votes left to be counted in Georgia's election, not enough to sway even the Senate outcome, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Another audit: Leaders will conduct another election audit to help "give voters confidence in the process," they said. Georgia's election risk-limit audit will wrap up ahead of the runoff's early voting period.
Runoff ballots are in the works: Georgia has opened the portal to request absentee ballots for the Senate runoff on Wednesday. According to Raffensperger, around 150,000 voters will automatically receive mail-in ballots because they are on the rollover list. He added that runoff ballots are already being created and that counties are shifting to runoff election strategies. Historically, runoffs don't see large voter turnout, but Raffensperger is advising counties to prepare for crowds regardless, he said.
Click here to request an absentee ballot for the Senate runoff.
Runoff race timeline: Voters must head to the polls right after Thanksgiving. Early voting begins Friday, Nov. 26 and counties will have the option to offer Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 27, as advance voting dates. Runoff Election Day will be Tuesday, Dec. 6.
2 p.m. | The Secretary of State's Office provided an update on election results from Georgia's Capitol. Watch the full news conference below.
12:45 p.m. | Georgia's Secretary of State Office will host a news conference on Election Day results on Wednesday at 2 p.m. State election leaders are expected to address the U.S. Senate race runoff.
12:32 p.m. | Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Herschel Walker will fight for Georgia's seat through December. NBC News projects the Senate race will head to a runoff.
10:38 a.m. | NBC News is projecting Burt Jones as the winner in Georgia's Lieutenant Governor race.
Jones released a statement shortly after stating: “What a great win! Jan and I are so grateful to the people of Georgia for their vote of confidence, and I am truly honored to be the next Lieutenant Governor of the great state of Georgia.
9:55 a.m. | NBC News is projecting Chris Carr as the winner in Georgia's Attorney General race.
6:30 a.m. | Mableton is going to become a city next year, voters decided on Tuesday. Meanwhile, residents in Atlanta passed a measure allowing for an extension on the hours allowed to purchase alcohol on Sundays.
5:30 a.m. | Georgians may be heading back to the polls for another go at the U.S. Senate seat. So far, neither Warnock nor Walker has reached the margin for victory.
2:30 a.m. | Gabriel Sterling added Georgia Secretary of State's Brad Raffensperger's election team is calling it a night. "Thank you to the great Georgia voters and elections and poll workers in all 159 counties. Y’all did us proud this election," he said in a tweet.
2:07 a.m. | Georgia Secretary of State Office Chief Operating Officer Gabriel Sterling tweeted "while county officials are still doing the detailed work on counting the votes, we feel it is safe to say there will be a runoff for the US Senate here in Georgia slated for December 6."
For a look at more results from overnight, check out our election blog from the Tuesday.