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Old 04-18-2017, 08:07 PM
 
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As of 9:55 p.m. ET, Ossoff had 50.1% of the vote, with 69% of the vote in, according to Edison Research.

Georgia special election: Can Democrat get above 50%? - CNNPolitics.com
With most of Fulton out, it ain't happening.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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Well, looks like Ossoff is going to fall short of 50 percent, so it will be a runoff with Karen Handel.

Another $8.3M wasted by unhinged leftists. At least they can't spend it on competitive races.
LOL!

They really know how to waste money on lost causes!
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:20 PM
 
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I just think it is funny how the Dems are all hyped up over this House seat, and they act like a win is some sort of statement against Trump.

That shows the Dems still do not understand why they loss to Trump...
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I just think it is funny how the Dems are all hyped up over this House seat, and they act like a win is some sort of statement against Trump.

That shows the Dems still do not understand why they loss to Trump...
If he actually does win, it would be a huge statement against Trump. In fact, that is what many Republicans considering Ossoff in the district are saying:

Georgia voters in this reliably Republican district may be preparing to 'stick it' to Trump - LA Times

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“The Trump administration is scary,” said Jeffrey Chou, a 25-year-old graduate student voting for the first time who came to support Ossoff. “I don’t like what they are doing. I felt it was important to come out and send a message that we don’t support it.”

He was joined in line by a 60-year-old nurse who voted for Price in the past, but said all the “insanity” at the White House has driven her to vote Democrat this time. Arriving soon after was a 38-year-old patent agent trainee who hadn’t volunteered for a political campaign since college, but said Trump’s behavior drove her to canvass for Ossoff. A physician in his 60s who said he had worked with Price professionally and voted for him declared he would cast a ballot for Ossoff to “stick it in the eyes of Trump.”
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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If he actually does win, it would be a huge statement against Trump. In fact, that is what many Republicans considering Ossoff in the district are saying:

Georgia voters in this reliably Republican district may be preparing to 'stick it' to Trump - LA Times
Trump won by 1.5 points; hardly a statement...

Also, it is not like everyone was crazy for Trump, even Republicans were trying to get rid of him. Hillary lost because she is Hillary, if the Dems ran someone like Biden for example, they would have won.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Trump won by 1.5 points; hardly a statement...

Also, it is not like everyone was crazy for Trump, even Republicans were trying to get rid of him. Hillary lost because she is Hillary, if the Dems ran someone like Biden for example, they would have won.
In a district which has always gone Republican and formerly held by Tom Price and Newt Gingrich? I'd say it's a pretty good premonition of things to come, much like Scott Brown's win in early 2010.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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will be below 50% soon. Respectable loss for Democrats but they threw millions into another loss. There will be a runoff, but it will be a tossup at best
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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will be below 50% soon. Respectable loss for Democrats but they threw millions into another loss. There will be a runoff, but it will be a tossup at best
Those millions went to building a grass roots movement that saw the Dem do about 6% better than recent polls suggested. Two more months of Trump screwing up like he has the last three and that money will be paying dividends.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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In a district which has always gone Republican and formerly held by Tom Price and Newt Gingrich? I'd say it's a pretty good premonition of things to come, much like Scott Brown's win in early 2010.
Again..."1.5 points", that is hardly a domination.

It could be, and I know this is hard to understand, that this Ossoff guy might just be a good candidate, the best out of the field, and many people who are voting for him do not vote along party lines. It would be a shame if people voted against him just because he is a Dem.

Also though, I have heard this whole situation before, comes every single election cycle; the other party is this and that, this is a sign of things to come, blah blah blah. Hell, the way people were talking just one year ago, you would the the Republican party would not even exist now.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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Those millions went to building a grass roots movement that saw the Dem do about 6% better than recent polls suggested. Two more months of Trump screwing up like he has the last three and that money will be paying dividends.
Trump did not have huge support to begin with, hell, Republicans did not even want him.

Trump won based more on "we do not want Hillary" more so than anything else.

Also, these are local elections, and while people including the parties get hyped up on it, it is still a local issue, and that is why we can see a Repub governor elected while a Dem senator getting elected in the same state at the same time.

There are many people who do in fact never vote along party lines. Hell, I was voting for Obama at the same time I was voting for a Repub governor and senators.
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