Georgia primary election updates | Ossoff wins U.S. Senate Democratic race, Tomlinson issues statement

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As Georgia voters took to the polls yesterday to cast their ballots in a number of crucial primary elections, many faced long lines and delays.

Georgia is making national news over the voting issues that have been seen most notably around Atlanta, but in other pockets around the state as well.

Due to those issues, results from some races are still coming in.

We’ll continue tracking developments and bring you breaking results as they come in.

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9:14 p.m. | Shortly after Jon Ossoff won the Georgia Senate primary, one of his opponents, former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson made the following statement:

“I couldn’t be more honored to have earned the support of thousands who are ready for real change,” Tomlinson said. “After spending the past year traveling our beautiful state, hearing the concerns of everyday Georgians, and seeing the renewed energy of the progressive movement, I have hope that our nation will soon be moving in the right direction.

“Thank you to all the supporters, donors, and volunteers who made our campaign possible. Even though we came up short in this election, we made a powerful statement that our communities and families will not stand for the destructive policies of the right wing, either here in Georgia or in Washington, D.C.

“I want to thank my opponents in this race and congratulate Jon Ossoff on his victory. I call on my supporters, and all Georgians, to do all they can to support Jon in his campaign to defeat David Perdue and Donald Trump in November.”

8:28 p.m. | Jon Ossoff wins Georgia Senate primary. He will face Sen. David Perdue in November. Read more here.

7:05 p.m. | Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger released a statement regarding Tuesday’s election. Read it below.

“As the Secretary of State, I will continue to work with our county elections boards and directors to train them to properly deliver, install and maintain our voting system. It is clear that some counties continue to not perform. It is the responsibility of the counties to properly deliver and install equipment. It is the responsibility of the counties to properly train its poll workers.

The Secretary of State’s Office cannot administer elections, every Georgia county is charged with that responsibility. But what is clear from yesterday, is that while almost every county delivered successful elections—a couple did not.

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