Atlanta, GA (AP) - Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp defeated
Democrat state Rep. Georganna Sinkfield to win a full term as
Georgia's top elections official.
Unofficial returns Tuesday show Kemp with 61 percent of the vote
after 27 percent of the precincts were counted.
Kemp was appointed to office in January after Karen Handel
stepped aside last year to focus on her bid for governor. He has
vowed to secure elections and work with small business owners to
create jobs if elected to a full four-year term.
Sinkfield vowed to streamline the business license process,
while Libertarian David Chastain said he would be free to advocate
for Georgia residents because he's not beholden to party interests.
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