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When polls close: AJC election results for Tuesday’s runoffs

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072212 saturday elections

Surely, you’ve been following the AJC elections team on the ajc.com home page, Facebook or Twitter. And here, of course.

But once we hit the bewitching hour of 7 p.m. , these are your best links for tonight’s drama:

Top races at glance, including the all-important GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. Click here for mobile updates;

The Democratic and Republican runoffs for state school superintendent to replace incumbent John Barge;

Runoffs for three U.S. House seats, including three GOP contests that pit establishment candidates against tea partyers: Buddy Carter v. Bob Johnson in the coastal First District; Mike Collins v. Jody Hice in eastern Georgia’s10th District, and Bob Barr v. Barry Loudermilk in metro Atlanta’s 11th District.

But wait, there’s more:

The Cherokee County commission runoff twixt GOPers Kenneth Gordon and Larry Singleton;

Numerous Cobb County races, topped by a western District 1 runoff between former commission chairman Bill Byrne and Bob Weatherford;

DeKalb County contests, including former county CEO Vernon Jones’ attempt at a comeback in the race for sheriff;

A Fayette County school board race between Republicans Diane Basham and John Kimbell;

A Forsyth County race for county solicitor;

Plus two Johns Creek city council contests, a Roswell race for judge, and a Fulton County Commission runoff between Brenda Muhammad and Marvin Arrington Jr.

Last but not least, we’ve got five state Senate races, led by a GOP barn-burner twixt incumbent Jack Murphy of Cumming and challenger Mike Williams. Of four state House races, keep your eye on that Cherokee County race between Meagan Biello and Wesley Cantrell.

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