Rep. Sanford D. Bishop wins Georgia's 2nd Congressional District seat

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., a Democrat, has won another term representing Georgia's 2nd Congressional District, beating Herman West, a Republican.

With all precincts reporting, Bishop has 59.6 percent of the vote, followed by West with 40.4 percent.

Bishop Jr. has represented the district in the House since 1993.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Georgia's House seats have been decided; one switched hands, going to Democrats.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 11.7 points. President Trump, a Republican, won Georgia by 5.1 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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