Ossoff Hopes to Avoid Runoff in Bid for Georgia Democratic Senate Nomination

Jon Ossoff will finish first in Tuesday's Georgia Democratic Senate primary. It still remains to be seen if he will end up with more than 50% of the vote, which is needed to avoid an August 11 runoff. Former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson is currently in second place. 

As of late Wednesday, with 95% of precincts reporting, Ossoff had 50.2% of the vote, a percentage that has climbed several points from earlier in the day.

The latest live results are below. 

The eventual nominee will meet incumbent Republican Sen. David Purdue in November.  A runoff will help Purdue, as it will force Democrats to wage an intraparty fight for the next two months that will also delay the start of the general election campaign.

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