Georgia District 5 Special Election: Overview and Live Results
By 270toWin Staff
September 29, 2020
Voters in Georgia's 5th congressional district go to the polls Tuesday to choose a replacement for the late Rep. John Lewis. The civil rights icon died in July at 80; he was in his 17th term.
- This is a special election for the remainder of Lewis's term.
- If none of the seven candidates gets a majority of the vote, there will be a top-two runoff on December 1
- One of the seven, Barrington Martin opposed Lewis in the state's June primary, receiving 12% of the vote
- After Lewis died, the Georgia Democratic Party chose State Sen. Nikema Williams as a replacement for the November election
- Neither Williams nor GOP nominee Angela Stanton-King is running in the special election
- Therefore, whoever wins the special election will only hold the seat until the end of the year
Results will appear here after the polls close at 7:00 PM ET.