12:21 p.m. Republican Brad Raffensperger will be Georgia's next secretary of state and Republican Chuck Eaton will be serving another term on the Public Service Commission.
Democrat John Barrow, the party's nominee for secretary of state, sent an email to supporters Wednesday thanking them. "Though the outcome was not what we had wanted, what we're working for is more important than ever: elections that are as fair and as accurate as they are secure," Barrow wrote.
Democrat Lindy Miller, the party's nominee for Public Service Commission, District 3, made her concession at a noon press conference, mentioning the increased attention the race for Districts 3 and 5 brought to the regulatory body. "Traditionally, the Public Service Commission flies under the radar," Miller said. "In the last 18 months, we have changed that."