( CNN) The eyes of the political world are on Atlanta’s northern suburbs Tuesday on a special election where a Democrat is currently contributing a field of 17 other candidates for a House seat that has until recently been reliably Republican.
Jon Ossoff is aiming to win the seat outright — topping 50% and avoiding a runoff. If he succeeds, it would deliver a major jolt to President Donald Trump and propose the GOP’s House majority is in jeopardy in the 2018 midterms.
As of 10:40 p.m. ET, Ossoff had 50.3% of the vote, with 77% of the voting in, according to Edison Research.