BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The latest developments in Alabama’s 2022 primary runoff elections. All times are local (CT).
The Associated Press has declared a winner in the Democratic gubernatorial race. Yolanda Rochelle Flowers will take on incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey in November’s general election. Flowers becomes the first African-American to ever win a major party’s nomination for governor in the state of Alabama.
The Associated Press has called the Republican State Auditor’s race in favor of Andrew Sorrell. The state representative of the 3rd district of Alabama took home more than 57% of the total votes.
Chip Beeker was named the winner in the race for place 2 of the Public Service Commission.
Wes Allen has been declared the winner in the Secretary of State race, netting 64% of the votes cast during Tuesday’s runoff election. He will face off against Democrat Pamela J. Laffitte in the Nov. 8 general election.
The Associated Press has declared Katie Britt as the winner in the Republican US Senate runoff. She took the nomination with more than 65% of the votes that have been tabulated.
Mo Brooks conceded in the race, saying he was looking forward to spending more time with his family.
Early results from the runoff elections show Yolanda Rochelle Flowers with nearly 86% of the votes in the Democratic gubernatorial race.
Katie Britt has a commanding 39-point lead over Mo Brooks with 1% of the total votes being reported. Wes Allen leads the Secretary of State race and Andrew Sorrell has an advantage over Stan Cooke in the State Auditor race.
The majority of polls in Alabama have closed as voters turn in their selections in a handful of runoff races from May’s primary election.
Precinct 1110 in Birmingham has announced it will remain open to voters in that district until 8:30 p.m. as ballots were not readily available when the polls opened at 7 a.m.
Candidates in these races will only need the majority of votes to move on to the general election or win outright if no candidates in another party qualified.