Hall and Franklin Will Face Off In District 5 Runoff Election

Amanda Cooper
September 29, 2020 - 11:32 pm
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Georgia’s 5th Congressional District seat will advance to a runoff election. Kwanza Hall and Robert Franklin were the two forerunners to secure 60% of the majority vote collectively but less than 50% individual to avoid a runoff election.

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The Dec. 1 runoff winner will serve about a month, leaving voters to decide in the general election between Republican Angela Stanton King and Democrat Nikema Williams for the full two-year term that begins in January. 

Lewis died in July from pancreatic cancer after 17 terms in Congress. Because he died after winning the primary election, Georgia Democrats chose a new nominee without a primary, placing Williams, the party chair, and a state senator, on the November ballot.