Tuesday brings the 2020 election cycle to an in depth with twin U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that can resolve which social gathering controls the chamber. As well as, there’s a runoff for a seat on Georgia’s five-member Public Service Fee. Be aware that as a result of excessive quantity of mail-in votes, we might not know the ultimate final result of those races tonight.
Sources: Outcomes • County Benchmarks
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 · 1:23:51 AM +00:00
In case you are 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 giant counties haven’t reported any totals but or are simply reporting scant returns.
- Proper now, courtesy of a giant 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 famous in his fabulous benchmarks piece, Fulton County normally accounts for about 10-11% of the vote. Proper now, it’s answerable for properly 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 giant Republican strongholds in northern Georgia: Cherokee County and Forsyth County. They’re prone to be answerable 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 additionally 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.”
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021 · 2:02:18 AM +00:00
As extra purple turf experiences (Cherokee County simply dumped greater than ¾ of it’s anticipated vote), the margins proceed to shrink. Jon Ossoff is right down to a lead of simply 0.8% (20,000 votes), whereas Raphael Warnock is right down to a lead of 1.5% (39,000 votes). There may be nonetheless a number of blue turf to rely, however we’re lastly attending to the purpose the place what stays (2.5 million votes have been counted) must be moderately evenly distributed between purple turf and blue turf.