Live Updates: National coverage of primary elections in Virginia, Georgia and Alabama

It’s Election Day in three states across the country.People in Virginia went to the polls today to cast their ballots in the state’s primary elections. Meanwhile, Alabama and Georgia are hosting pivotal runoffs to choose which candidates will ultimately represent each party in November’s general election.Check below for live updates of race results and breaking news from a busy primary night:8:00 p.m. ETPolls have closed in Alabama.The race of the night is taking place in Alabama, which is the Republican primary for U.S. Senate between Rep. Mo Brooks and Katie Britt, a former aide to Sen. Richard Shelby, who is vacating the seat.7:30 p.m. ET The first races of the night have been called. The Associated Press is reporting that incumbent Rep. Ben Cline has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, while Rep. Donald Beyer secures the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. Both seats are widely considered to be safe.Additionally, Jen Kiggans, a state senator, has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She will take on Rep. Elaine Luria, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District is viewed as one of the most competitive districts in the country and is high on the GOP’s target list in November.7:00 p.m. ETPolls have closed in Virginia and Georgia.

It’s Election Day in three states across the country.

People in Virginia went to the polls today to cast their ballots in the state’s primary elections. Meanwhile, Alabama and Georgia are hosting pivotal runoffs to choose which candidates will ultimately represent each party in November’s general election.

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Check below for live updates of race results and breaking news from a busy primary night:

8:00 p.m. ET

Polls have closed in Alabama.

The race of the night is taking place in Alabama, which is the Republican primary for U.S. Senate between Rep. Mo Brooks and Katie Britt, a former aide to Sen. Richard Shelby, who is vacating the seat.

7:30 p.m. ET

The first races of the night have been called. The Associated Press is reporting that incumbent Rep. Ben Cline has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, while Rep. Donald Beyer secures the Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. Both seats are widely considered to be safe.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 10:  U.S. Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police brutality and racial profiling on June 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. George Floyd died May 25 while in Minneapolis police custody, sparking worldwide protests.  (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)

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U.S. Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA) questions witnesses at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on police brutality and racial profiling on June 10, 2020, in Washington, D.C.

Additionally, Jen Kiggans, a state senator, has won the Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She will take on Rep. Elaine Luria, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District is viewed as one of the most competitive districts in the country and is high on the GOP’s target list in November.

7:00 p.m. ET

Polls have closed in Virginia and Georgia.

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