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BC-US--Election 2018-Governor,Advisory, US

November 7, 2018

Editors:

The race for governor in Georgia between Democratic Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp is too close to call.

With all precincts reporting as of 4:15 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Kemp holds a lead of 92,192 votes out of more than 3.8 million cast — a margin of 2.4 percent.

Under state law in Georgia, the leading candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Kemp currently has 50.7 percent of the vote.

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The race for governor in Connecticut between Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski is too early to call.

As of 4:15 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Lamont holds a lead of less than 3,000 votes out of nearly 1.3 million cast — a margin of two tenths of 1 percent.

Roughly 10 percent of votes in Connecticut are counted after Election Day.

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The race for governor in Alaska between Republican Mike Dunleavy and Democrat Mark Begich is too early to call.

As of 4:15 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dunleavy holds a lead of 21,788 votes out of nearly 230,000 ballots counted.

Roughly 20 percent of votes in Alaska are counted after Election Day.

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The AP, Washington

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