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5:23 p.m. Last polls close in Georgia at 6:00 p.m. CST. The Democrats will allocate 87 of its 103 convention delegates from the primary today: 57 delegates are allocated based on Congressional districts, while 30 are allocated based on the statewide vote.

Republicans will allocate all 72 of its convention delegates today: 39 delegates are allocated based on results in the state's 13 Congressional districts (3 delegates for each district winner), while 30 delegates are allocated based on the candidate with the most votes statewide. An additional 3 delegates are selected from party leaders.

6:00 p.m. CNN, NBC News, and Fox News all project Obama to be the winner of the Georgia primary.

6:58 p.m. Republican (2% reporting)

McCain = 36%
Huckabee = 35%
Romney = 25%
Paul = 2%
Giuliani = 1%

7:22 p.m. Republican (8% reporting)
Huckabee = 38%
McCain = 33%
Romney = 25%
Paul = 3%
Giuliani = 1%

8:28 p.m. Republican (51% reporting)
Huckabee = 35%
McCain = 32%
Romney = 29%
Paul = 3%
Giuliani = 1%

If the numbers hold, you would have to give Huckabee an "A" for the day. His unexpected victories in West Virginia and, to a lesser extent, Alabama have made him a relevant voice in the Republican race once again.

9:38 p.m. In a big, big victory for the Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee has emerged victorious in Georgia, as projected by Fox News.

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  • The two experienced Democrats — Vernon Jones and Joe Martin — vanquished three first-time candidates and will face each other in an Aug. 5 runoff. With 91 percent of precincts counted, DeKalb CEO Jones won 40 percent of the vote, while Martin got 35 percent.
    Martin — who entered the race late and has been criticized for a lackluster campaign — may have a slight edge in the runoff: He has more money in the bank, he seems more likely to pick up support from supporters of other candidates, and his largely white base historically shows up for runoffs better than does Jones’ base of black voters. What does Jones have going for him? A runoff in the contest for who will replace him as DeKalb CEO could spur turnout in his home county.

    The winner takes on Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss in November.


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