Voters in Georgia, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas and Minnesota go to the polls today as these states hold primaries to determine representatives from each party in November’s general election.
This primary came at a critical political time as a leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court decision showed the judges intend to overrule Rowe vs Wade. In this regard, in the news, candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties discuss their support or opposition to abortion.
When will the results be available?
Initial results will be available some time after polls close on May 24th. Full results may take some time as election secretaries will need to count absentee votes and other ballots received prior to Election Day.
Newsweek will report results from the following states:
In one of the big races in Texas, voters will have to choose between Democrat Henry Cuellar, who openly opposes abortion rights, and his rival, Jessica Cisneros, who advocates preserving abortion rights. Rowe vs Wade. Wade in place. Also on the ballot, State Attorney General Ken Paxton is pitted against a prominent political opponent in the Republican primary, George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and grandson of former President George W. Bush. Bush.
In Alabama, Republican incumbent governor Kay Ivey is facing a packed primary field with contenders including Lew Burdette, Stacey George, Tim James and Linda Blanchard.
The Democratic ballot for governor includes several candidates, including Yolanda Rochelle Flowers, Malika Sanders Fortier, Patricia Salter Jamison, Arthur Kennedy, Chad Martin, and Doug Smith.
In the Republican race for Georgia governor, incumbent President Brian Kemp will take on former Senator David Purdue, who was backed by former President Donald Trump.
In the race for the Senate in Georgia, former football star Herschel Walker is expected to win the Republican primary despite allegations of abusive behavior towards women in the past. He is supported by Trump, and he does not support abortion, making no exceptions for rape or incest.
Current Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger opposes Trump-backed Jody Hayes. On the Democratic side, Bi Nguyen hopes to secure his party’s nomination against multiple candidates.
Trump-backed former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running Republican for governor and will take on radio show host Doc Washburn. Polls are due to close at 8:30 pm ET in Arkansas.
There are over 20 different political figures from four different parties in the primary vote, and voting should be officially closed by 9am ET.
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