Karen Handel won 8 precincts — and they were all in N. Fulton

2:35 p.m Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Neighborhoods
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April 18, 2017, Roswell: Republican candidate Karen Handel arrives to work a room full of supporters during her election night viewing party in the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional district at the Double Tree Hotel on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Roswell. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Karen Handel should be thanking voters in Milton.

In Tuesday’s election, there were just 11 precincts in Georgia’s 6th congressional district where Democrat Jon Ossoff didn’t carry the vote and eight of those were in Milton, won by Handel.

An AJC map illustrating how neighborhoods voted shows a ton of blue for precincts won by Ossoff and a little yellow for the three precincts won by former Johns Creek councilman Bob Gray. But the red in north Fulton County can’t be ignored. That represents where Handel won.

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Handel, 55, garnered the majority of Republican votes on Tuesday and since Ossoff fell short of the 50 percent mark, the two will face a runoff election on June 20

Ossoff won 10 precincts in Milton and Gray took a victory in ML071.

Overall, Handel — Georgia’s former Secretary of State — won 19.8 percent of the vote, nearly 30 points behind Ossoff, but nine points ahead of the nearest Republican, Gray.

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