It’s election day in the north Atlanta suburbs.
Welcome to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s live blog. We’ll be tracking all things 6th District special election tonight in this closely-watched nail-biter between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Most polls closed at 7 p.m.
The two candidates are duking it out for Tom Price’s former U.S. House district, which encompasses portions of DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties and has been vacant since the six-term lawmaker was sworn in as Health and Human Services secretary on Feb. 12. The race in this affluent and well-educated slice of the city has attracted a deluge of outside money and attention.
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Updated at 10:00 p.m. — Other outlets declare Handel the winner
CNN has also called the race for Republican Karen Handel.
Updated at 9:58 p.m. — First outlet calls race for Handel
A first outlet, Decision Desk HQ, has declared Republican Karen Handel the winner. The AP and other news outlets have yet to declare.