The final results of the Georgia governor’s race, which saw Democratic nominee Ed Gillespie narrowly defeat Republican challenger Jason Carter, have been released.
The final vote totals are not expected to be released until Monday morning.
The race saw the death of Georgia’s Republican governor, Gen. Sam Brownback, who had been a longtime Republican ally and political ally of the state’s Republican Party.
Georgia had a Democratic House majority in the legislature until 2010, when Democrat Kathy Castor and the Republican-controlled House stripped her of that majority in a special election.
After the 2014 election, the GOP held a double-digit majority in both chambers of the legislature, including the governorship.
But Democrats won control of both chambers in November’s special election, and Republicans held the governorial office until the election of 2018.
In the race for governor, Democrats held a 2,873-vote lead over the GOP.
The Democratic governor won with 51.5 percent of the vote, compared with 47.4 percent for the Republican nominee.
The election marked the first time in Georgia’s history that both political parties were in a runoff.
Georgia’s Senate is scheduled to begin voting on the final election results tomorrow.