Gianforte Handily Wins Congressional Seat

11:57pm: With 260,715 votes counted, Republicans Greg Gianforte has a lead of 7.7 percent, 20,021 votes ahead of Democrat Rob Quist.

Based on the projections of election day voting, Decision Desk has called the race for Gianforte.

The man who broke Ben Jacobs, uber-liberal reporter for The Guardian and former Democratic activist’s glasses will be the next Congressman from Montana.