Georgia just held a special election to replace Tom Price who left congress to work for the Trump administration. Democrats and the media put all their hopes in Jon Ossoff, who raised millions of dollars for the election, mostly from out of state donors.
If Ossoff or any other candidate broke the 50& mark, it would be over, otherwise there would be a runoff election in June. Ossoff couldn’t pull it off, so it will be a runoff.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports:
Georgia’s 6th District race heads to runoff following drama-filled night
Roughly five hours after polling locations closed, major networks began projecting that Georgia’s 6th District special election would be heading toward a runoff on June 20.
That means Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, the race’s top two vote-getters, will have nine more weeks of expensive and heating campaigning before voters will decide who will replace Tom Price, now Trump’s health secretary, as the representative for Atlanta’s affluent, leafy northern suburbs in the House.
Ossoff, a 30-year-old documentary film maker and political novice, told his supporters late Tuesday that a runoff “shattered expectations.” “We will be ready to fight on and win in June if it is necessary,” he said.
Earlier Tuesday evening, former Secretary of State Karen Handel vowed “start the campaign anew” on Wednesday, as her onetime Republican opponents began to coalesce around her. “Beating Ossoff and holding this seat is something that rises above any one person,” she told supporters.
Despite this massive fail, Ossoff and some of his media supporters are spinning it as a win.
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We will be watching this race from now until June.