Atlanta, GA (CBS46) -- Election Day has come and gone in Georgia with several major races still undecided.

Whether or not Stacey Abrams' bid to become the first African-American female governor in U.S. history remains to be seen as the contest has not yet been decided. In the race for Georgia governor, Republican Brian Kemp is battling Democratic candidate Abrams and Libertarian candidate Ted Metz.

Also undecided is U.S. House District 6 between incumbent Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Lucy McBath.

U.S. House District 7 is also undecided between incumbent Republican Rob Woodall and Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux.

U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson has won his first re-election

Freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson has won his first re-election campaign in western Georgia.

Ferguson of West Point defeated Democrat Chuck Enderlin in Tuesday's midterm election battle for control of the U.S. House.

Ferguson represents western Georgia's 3rd District, which includes portion of 13 counties along or near the Georgia-Alabama state line.

Enderlin of Newnan is a Delta Air Lines pilot and a political newcomer.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has been re-elected

Democratic U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop has been re-elected to serve a 14th term in southwest Georgia's 2nd District.

Bishop of Columbus defeated Republican Herman West Jr. in Tuesday's midterm elections as candidates battled nationwide for control of the U.S. House.

The 2nd District covers 29 counties in southwest Georgia and includes the cities of Columbus, Macon and Albany. Bishop has held the seat since 1993.

West of Albany is a pastor and former police officer making his first attempt at winning public office.

U.S. Rep. Rick Allen has defended his seat

Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Allen has defended his seat to win a third term in eastern Georgia.

Allen of Augusta defeated Democratic challenger Francys Johnson in the 12th District race Tuesday, when midterm elections were held nationwide to determine which party controls Congress.

Allen has held the seat since 2015. Johnson is a Statesboro attorney, pastor and a former president of the Georgia NAACP.

The 12th District covers portions of 19 counties in eastern Georgia and includes the cities of Augusta, Statesboro and Vidalia.


A group of voters has filed a lawsuit seeking to keep Georgia's secretary of state, who's also the Republican candidate for governor, from further presiding over the midterm elections.

Nonprofit Protect Democracy said in a news release that the lawsuit was filed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, two hours before polls closed in Georgia.

As secretary of state, Brian Kemp is the state's top elections official. The lawsuit seeks to keep him from being involved in counting votes, certifying results or any runoff or recount. Those are responsibilities of the secretary of state's office or the state election board, of which he is a member.

The lawsuit says that Kemp presiding over an election in which he is a candidate "violates a basic notion of fairness."

A Kemp spokeswoman didn't respond to an email Tuesday evening seeking comment.

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves of Georgia has defeated a Democratic challenger 

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Graves of Georgia has defeated a Democratic challenger who spent much of the race locked away in jail.

Graves of Ranger won re-election Tuesday to the state's 14th District. His opponent, Democrat Steve Foster, was sentenced to six months in jail for drunken driving in August. Foster of Dalton refused to quit the race and remained behind bars until Election Day. His attorney, Richard Murray, said Foster was released Tuesday.

The northwest Georgia seat Graves has held since 2010 strongly favors Republicans. Foster would have been considered a longshot even if he had not been jailed.

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins has been re-elected

Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins has been re-elected to his seat in northeast Georgia.

Collins of Gainesville overcame Democratic challenger Josh McCall on Tuesday as midterm elections were held across the U.S. to determine which party controls Congress.

The win grants Collins with a fourth term in Georgia's 9th District, a seat he's held since 2013. McCall is a high school teacher from Gainesville.

The 9th District covers portions of 20 counties in the northeast corner of Georgia. 

Judge has extended voting hours

A judge has extended voting hours at more polling locations in Georgia, where some voters have complained of waiting for hours in long lines.

An order issued Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court says one polling place in the county, home to much of Atlanta, must allow voters to keep casting ballots until 9 p.m. -- a full two hours after polls closed statewide. Two additional polling locations must remain open even longer, until 10 p.m.

A court in neighboring Gwinnett County also extended hours Tuesday at three polling places.

Some Georgia voters have reported waiting as long as three hours to vote Tuesday because of a shortage of voting machines and other problems at poll locations.

Kemp had problems voting

Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp -- who is also in charge of the state's election -- had problems voting.

The Georgia governor's race is one of the most closely-watched in the country, due in part to an ongoing dispute over Kemp's management of the election system.

Kemp had an issue with his voter card when he went to cast his ballot, but it was fixed quickly. He walked by reporters and said: "Take Two."

There have been widespread reports of technical malfunctions and long lines at polling stations across the state.

Over the weekend, a private citizen alerted the Georgia Democratic Party and a private attorney of potential vulnerability in the online voter database that Kemp oversees in his current job as secretary of state.

Kemp later announced, without providing any evidence, that he was launching an investigation into Georgia Democrats for "possible cybercrimes."

Officials in one Georgia county have been ordered to extend voting hours at three poll locations.

Under an order issued Tuesday in Gwinnett County Superior Court, two polling locations in the county are staying open until 7:14 and 7:30 p.m. respectively. A third location will continue allowing voters to cast ballots until 9:25 p.m.

The site staying open latest is Annistown Elementary school, where some voters reported waiting in line up to three hours Tuesday.

Joe Sorenson is a spokesman for the Gwinnett County, Georgia, supervisor of elections. He said earlier Tuesday some precincts had issues with "express polls," which create cards that amount to electronic ballots.

Other races throughout the state include:

Lieutenant Governor- (R) Geoff Duncan 52% (D) Sarah Riggs Amico 48%

Attorney General- (R) Chris Carr 52% (D) Charlie Bailey 48%

Secretary of State- (R) Brad Raffensperger 49% (D) John Barrow 48% (L) Smythe Duval 2%

Agricultural Commissioner- (R) Gary Black 53% (D) Fred Swann 47%

Insurance Commissioner- (R) Jim Beck 51% (D) Janice Laws 47% (L) Donnie Foster 3%

Labor Commissioner- (R) Mark Butler 53% (D) Richard Keatley 47%

Superintendent of Public Instruction- (R) Richard Woods 53% (D) Otha Thornton 47%

Public Service Commissioner- (R) Lindy Miller 47% (D) Chuck Eaton 50% (L) Ryan Graham 3%

Other issues on the ballot include:

Amendment 1:  More money earmarked for state's parks, trails and hunting land. (83% YES to 17% NO)

Amendment 2: Business Court Amendment covers business issues like contract disputes, copyright disagreements and arguments. (69% YES to 31% NO)

Amendment 3: Allows the state to re-evaluate land values annually. (62% YES to 38% NO)

Amendment 4 or Marsy's Law: named for college student Marsy Nicholas who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. The proposal is controversial because Georgia law already provides for notification of crime victims on hearings involving their attackers. (81% YES to 19% NO)

Amendment 5: Decides which schools receive money from state's one-cent sales tax. (71% YES to 29% NO)

Creation of Eagle's Landing, the proposal to form the city of Eagle's Landing out of existing land in the city of Stockbridge. The city of Stockbridge stands to lose nearly 1/3 of its population. (57% NO to 43% YES)

Brunch Bill, communities will decide whether restaurants can serve alcohol by the drink starting at 11 a.m. on Sundays instead of 12:30 p.m. (PASSES)

Other useful links:

Information on absentee ballots

Sample ballots

Georgia MY VOTER page

Polling locations across the state

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