The Gist


While the drama surrounding former president Donald Trump and  Georgia’s 2020 election gripped the airwaves yesterday, Georgians lined up to cast votes in Tuesday’s runoff election that cemented the Democratic ticket for the statewide offices of lieutenant governor, secretary of state, labor commissioner and insurance commissioner. The big winners: Candidates backed by Stacey Abrams.

The Winners


Of the four statewide runoff races decided Tuesday, Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor, had made endorsements in three, backing Charlie Bailey for lieutenant governor, Bee Nguyen for secretary of state and William “Will” Boddie, Jr. for labor commissioner. 

All three handily won their races. 

  • Bailey beat Kwanza Hall with 63% of the vote. 

  • Nguyen trounced Dee Dawkins-Haigler with 77% of the vote. 

  • Boddie, Jr. beat Nicole Horn with just over 62% of the vote. 

Separately, Janice Laws Robinson overwhelmingly defeated Raphael Baker for the Democratic nomination for insurance commissioner with nearly 64% of the vote.  

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