Primary Election Results for Georgia, Texas, Alabama and Other States

Voters in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas and Minnesota have gone to the polls and cast their absentee ballots in the primary elections to determine the representatives for each party in November's general election.

These primary elections have come at a crucial political time, as a leaked draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that the justices intend to overturn Roe v. Wade.

With this in the news, candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties have been discussing their support or opposition to abortion.

When will the results be available?

Initial results have already rolled in and we have the updates for you below. The full results may take longer as election clerks will need to count absentee votes and other ballots received before election day.

Newsweek will be reporting on results from the following states:

  • Texas
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Arkansas
  • Minnesota

Texas

Attorney General Primary:

Paxton - 640,93 votes - 67.1%

Bush - 313,574 votes - 32.9%

House District 28 Democrats:

Cuellar - 22,694 - 50.2%

Cisneros - 22,517 - 49.8%

In one significant Texas race, voters will have to decide between Democrat Henry Cuellar, who openly opposes abortion rights and his challenger Jessica Cisneros, who is in favor of keeping Roe v. Wade in place. Also on the ballot, State Attorney General Ken Paxton is facing off against an opponent with a well-known political name in the Republican primary, George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush.

Alabama

Senate Republican

Britt - 288,274 votes - 44.7%

Brooks - 188,474 votes - 29.2%

Senate Democrat:

Boyd - 107,143 - 63.7%

Governor:

Ivey - 355,592 - 54.4%

In Alabama, incumbent Republican Governor Kay Ivey is facing a crowded primary field with challengers including Lew Burdette, Stacy George, Tim James, and Lynda Blanchard.

The Democratic ballot for governor includes several candidates, including Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Malika Sanders Fortier, Patricia Salter Jamieson, Arthur Kennedy, Chad Martin and Doug Smith.

Georgia

Republican Primary:

Democratic Primary:

Raphael Warnock has won the primary.

In Georgia's Republican primary race for governor, incumbent Brian Kemp will face off against former Senator David Perdue, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

In the race for Senate in Georgia, former football star Herschel Walker is expected to win the Republican primary, despite allegations of past violent behavior with women. He is endorsed by Trump and does not support abortion, making no exceptions for rape or incest.

Arkansas

Republican Primary:

John Boozman - 199,1765 votes - 8.2%

Jake Bequette 70,712 votes - 20.6%

Democratic Primary:

Natalie James 49,359 votes - 54.2%

Dan Whitfield 28,054 votes - 30.8

Governor:

Sarah Sanders - 284,004 votes - 83.1%

Minnesota:

House District 1 Democrats

Ettinger - 11,892 votes - 64.3%

House District 1 Republicans

Finstad - 13,412 votes - 38%

Update 25/05/22, 05:08 a.m. ET: This article was updated to include more information on the primary election results.

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Several states will be holding primary elections today. Pictured, voting materials from Georgia. Joe Raedle