The runoff election in Georgia State Senate District #54 (Dalton) is today between Republican Chuck Payne and non-partisan candidate Debby Peppers. Mr. Payne led in the first round of voting last month with 36%; Ms. Peppers finished just over 400 votes behind him in 2nd, with 27%.
Here are the election results from yesterday’s two State House runoff elections in southern Mississippi, as reported by the Associated Press on the Jackson Clarion-Ledger‘s website:
As I noted yesterday on Twitter, there are runoffs today for 2 southern Mississippi State House seats for which Special Elections were held on November 8th. Special elections in MS are officially non-partisan, but the candidates in both cases are conservative so the seats won’t change parties.
Oklahoma held runoff elections in their party primaries on Tuesday, and I’ve added the unofficial results to my historical chart of such contests. That listing now details the last 56 Congressional, statewide, and state legislative primary runoffs in the state over the previous 5 cycles, from 2008 through 2016. A link to a .pdf version of this chart appears at the bottom of this post.
The last primary runoffs before Election Day take place on Tuesday in Oklahoma, as Democrats will select their nominee in the solidly Republican 5th Congressional district. In addition, there will be runoff voting in 13 state legislative districts: seven in the State Senate (all Republican) and six in the State House (2 D, 4R).
There is a Special Runoff Election in Texas HD #120 (San Antonio) today, as longtime State Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon (D) resigned in January due to health reasons.
Runoff elections were held on Tuesday in Georgia, a full 9 weeks after party primaries on May 24th. Runoffs took place among Republicans for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R), as well as in 2 State Senate districts (1 D, 1 R), and 11 State House Districts (5 D, 6 R).
Here is some initial analysis about yesterday’s primary runoff elections in South Carolina:
The Republican primary runoff in State House District #88 that was extensively analyzed here wound up being somewhat less close than I expected. This was not a special election – this race was for the GOP nomination for this seat in the November general election after Arkansas’ full primary three weeks ago.
Unofficial results from Washington County, Arkansas are summarized below:
There is just one state legislative runoff election in Arkansas on Tuesday, in State House district #88 in the northwestern part of the state (Fayetteville). When the state’s Republican voters went to the polls on March 1st, only 3 state legislative primaries featured more than two candidates, and in the other two, the winning candidate received more than 50% of the vote.