UPDATED: Race to Replace Brian Kemp Heads to Runoff

Nov 8, 2018

UPDATED Nov. 8: A runoff for secretary of state has been called for Dec. 4.

ORIGINAL STORY: In the race to replace Brian Kemp as secretary of state, no candidate received enough votes to declare victory. As final votes continue to be counted, Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow appear to be headed for a runoff. 

With 99 percent of precincts reporting results Raffensperger, a state representative, leads Barrow by just over 28,000 votes. The lead is not enough, however, to put Raffensperger over the top.

Libertarian Smythe Duval's presence on the ballot makes it possible that neither major party candidate will surpass 50 percent of the vote. 

If after the election is certified, no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote, Barrow and Raffensperger will enter a runoff election on Dec. 4.