Greetings, Each day Kos readers, and welcome to the primary occasion! Polls have simply closed in Georgia, although voters who had been in line by 7 PM ET are nonetheless eligible to solid ballots. Most stories recommend, although, that there have been few traces throughout the state, as a consequence of a continued surge in mail and early voting. Which brings us to some key factors for the night:
- Votes won’t are available in uniformly. In November, smaller, rural counties that favored the GOP usually reported first, whereas the bigger city counties didn’t full their tallies till a number of days later. In consequence, it’s possible that, as soon as once more, early returns will favor the Republican candidates.
- Election Day votes will possible favor Republicans; mail votes will possible favor Democrats. Once more, we noticed this in November. Democrats urged their voters to guard their well being by requesting and returning mail ballots early, whereas Donald Trump’s assaults on absentee voting led many GOP voters to spurn the concept and vote in individual as a substitute.
- We most likely gained’t know the winners tonight. It wasn’t till three days after Nov. 3 that Joe Biden took the lead in Georgia and by no means relinquished it. The Related Press additionally didn’t name a runoff within the Jon Ossoff-David Perdue race till then as nicely. A procedural change that made pre-processing of ballots obligatory relatively than non-obligatory ought to assist, however we’re possible in for one more lengthy experience.
That mentioned, sit again, seize a beverage of your selection, and stick to us as we deliver you all the outcomes!