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Georgia special election will go to runoff
12:11, 19 April 2017, 404
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AKIPRESS.COM - A Democrat has narrowly failed to pull off an upset victory in an election seen as an early test of President Donald Trump's popularity, BBC reported.

Jon Ossoff, 30, fell short of the 50% needed to win outright in a congressional vote in Georgia and there will be a run-off.

Mr Ossoff ran on a Make Trump Furious ticket in a suburban Atlanta seat that has long been Republican.

Mr Trump had taken a keen interest in the race and said the result was a "BIG 'R' win".

The seat was made vacant when Congressman Tom Price left to join the Trump administration.

The final vote is not yet in but with 185 of 210 precincts reporting, Mr Ossoff was on 48.3%.

US media say the Democratic Party candidate will now face Republican Karen Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, in the 20 June run-off for the seat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District. She was running second on 19.5%.

Despite not reaching the 50% threshold needed to avoid the second round vote, Mr Ossoff said: "This is already a victory for the ages. We have defied the odds, we have shattered expectations."


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