Tuesday, June 20, 2017

South Carolina 5 called for Republican Norman
Georgia 6 still too close to call

Handel ☑

8:59 PM CST - Some people are starting to call the race for Handel....  NYT computer now shows a range between 4.7% and 0.9%.  Not even sure you can call this a moral victory?

8:55 PM CST - Ossoff just picked up a bunch of votes (mail in ballots), and his chances went down. Even the boys at 538 admit that it wasn't good enough. Handel was under 10,000 for a bit, but now is back up by 11,000. Over 220,000 votes have been counted.

8:45 PM CST - Handel's lead has expanded to just under 14,000 and the NY Times has moved their computer projection to 2.7% - with a range from a 5% to a 0.1% Handel victory. It's not over till it's over... but the fat lady might be warming up.

8:35 PM CST - Current Totals show Handel leading by just over 12,000 and 53% of the vote. About 195,000 votes totaled so far (including in-person early votes). That would seem to be about 75% of what is expected to be counted.

8:30 PM CST - Currently the NY Times computer is projecting a 1.5% win for Handel - but that number has been jumping up and down all night. Nate Silver and gang are still hedging, but if you read between the lines, they are starting to concede that Handel is in better position than Ossoff.

8:25 PM CST - Called the race in South Carolina. Not much drama, but it will end up being much closer than most thought it would. Very very low turnout, likely because everyone stayed home to keep up with Georgia 6. Democrats will certainly refer to this another "moral victory".


caliphate4vr said...

Pajamaboy is going down.

Myballs said...

There's a reason why dems keep losing. Americans are fed up with the resistance. To them it's just an excuse to act like liberal *ssholes.

caliphate4vr said...

AP just called it for Handel

caliphate4vr said...

Pajama boy is conceding

caliphate4vr said...

It'll be spun as amoral victory tomorrow

Loretta said...

Here's to hoping they keep doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.


cowardly king obama said...

Hillary in 2016 in GA-6: 49.2% of the two-party vote.
Ossoff in 2017 48%.....

hmmmm Why do media polls never seem to work for the dimms?

We need campaign spending reforms, yeah that's the ticket.

cowardly king obama said...

Trump tweet:

Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!

caliphate4vr said...

I never believed 15-20% of R's would cross over as the polls said and the vast majority were supposedly women, and vote for a liberal donk to spite Trump. Thereby denying the first female R to represent this state, I thought it was crap from day one

But I hope the donks piss away $50 in a year and a half

caliphate4vr said...

$50 million ***

cowardly king obama said...

Included in all that money is Planned Parenthood who spent $734,000 on Ossoff

no further comment necessary