Tuesday brings the 2020 election cycle to an in depth with twin U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that can resolve which get together controls the chamber. As well as, there’s a runoff for a seat on Georgia’s five-member Public Service Commission. Be aware that because of the excessive quantity of mail-in votes, we might not know the ultimate final result of those races tonight.
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 · 1:23:51 AM +00:00
If you’re simply checking in on this very pivotal particular election night time, that is the place we stand:
- Roughly 1.67 million ballots, in all probability round 40% of the general vote have been tallied, although some massive counties haven’t reported any totals but or are simply reporting scant returns.
- Proper now, courtesy of a big reporting of votes out of Atlanta’s Fulton County, the 2 Democrats (Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff) are each main with 55-56% of the vote.
- A phrase of warning: Fulton County, having already reported over 365,000 votes, is an outsized a part of the tally to date. As our personal David Jarman noted in his fabulous benchmarks piece, Fulton County often accounts for about 10-11% of the vote. Proper now, it’s accountable for nicely over 20% of it.
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 · 1:33:17 AM +00:00
One purpose why warning is warranted, even with each Democrats main by excessive single digits: hardly any votes have come out of the 2 massive Republican strongholds in northern Georgia: Cherokee County and Forsyth County. They’re more likely to be accountable for over 200,000 votes tonight, and to date solely about 5000 have been tallied.
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 · 1:50:23 AM +00:00
We at the moment are over 2.2 million votes counted, and each Democrats proceed to carry 53-47 leads over their Republican counterparts. Nonetheless no votes from the 2 GOP strongholds (Fayette and Cherokee), but in addition not an enormous quantity of vote out of three of the Atlanta-area blue-leaning counties (Cobb, Gwinnett, and DeKalb).
Sure…it’s bizarre to name Cobb a “blue-leaning county.”