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2020 Elections Review: Celebration or Post-mortem

November 6, 2020

The 2020 General Elections have come and, well, are still going. After a very hard fought election cycle, we, almost, have winners.

Georgia has made the national spotlight as a battleground state to help determine the Presidency, as well as the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. A massive mail in vote this year has caused a delay in a final count of Georgia votes. While at our story’s deadline votes were still being counted in GA, here is a look at some other important races.

U.S. Senate – In the race between Sen. David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, Sen. Perdue looks to have been pushed into a run-off. In the other Senate seat, Sen. Kelly Loeffler beat out Congressman Doug Collins to advance to a run-off with Democratic candidate, Rev. Raphael Warnock. That election will be in January.

U.S. Congress – REALTOR® Champion Rep. David Scott easily won re-election. Incumbent Congresswoman Lucy McBath won a rematch with former Congresswoman Karen Handel. Also returning to Washington is Hank Johnson (GA-4) and Barry Loudermilk (GA-11).Metro Atlanta will be sending new members of Congress to Washington including Nikema Williams (GA-5), Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-7) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA-14).

County Commissions – Cobb County saw a change in the Commission Chair when Commissioner Lisa Cupid defeated Cobb Chairman Mike Boyce. Also winning was Jerica Richardson, District 2 and Monique Sheffield, District 4.

Gwinnett County saw similar changes with Nicole Love Hendrickson easily defeating her opponent to be the next Commission Chair. Kirkland Carden and Jasper Watkins, III also will be new Commissioners.

To view other statewide elections click here or to see races closer to you, visit the Secretary of States page here and click on your county.

If you have any questions, contact Governmental Affairs Director Aaron Johnson at (404) 732-0631.

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