Georgia 5th District Special Election Runoff

December 1, 2020

Voters in Georgia's 5th congressional district will elect a representative Tuesday via a special election runoff. This was the seat previously held by the late John Lewis.

The winner will only serve a month in Congress.

No candidate received a majority of the vote in the September 29 special election; forcing Tuesday's runoff. Advancing were two Democrats, Kwanza Hall and Robert Franklin. Hall led with 32% of the vote; Franklin finished 2nd with 28%.


After Lewis died, the Georgia Democratic Party chose State Sen. Nikema Williams as a replacement nominee for the November general election. Williams won easily in this safely Democratic district. She'll be sworn in with the rest of the 117th congress on January 3. 

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