Updated at 10:35 p.m.: With 122 of Georgia’s 159 counties reporting, Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp have secured their spots in the republican runoff for Georgia governor. The winner of that race will face democrat Stacey Abrams in the November election.
Cagle garnered 38 percent of the vote and was the clear front-runner. Kemp received 26 percent of the vote.
During the primaries, Cagle positioned himself as the heir-apparent to popular governor Nathan Deal, while Brian Kemp positioned himself as unabashedly conservative and politically incorrect, culminating with two controversial campaign ads that showed him — gun in hand — interrogating a boy interested in dating his daughter, and claiming he might round up criminal illegal immigrants with his pickup truck.
Updated at 9:30 p.m.: The Battle of the Staceys has ended. Stacey Abrams made the hard-fought battle of the primaries look easy on election night, garnering nearly 75 percent of the democratic vote for governor.
Stacey Evans conceded the race just after 9 p.m., when the numbers just didn’t add up in the statewide contest.
Abrams is set to face the winner of a republican primary that is headed into a runoff. At the time of her win, it looks like the republicans will have a runoff between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp.
We will have more updates as the results come in.