The run-off will be between Democrat Ossoff (48.1%) and Republican Handel (19.8%).
I was puzzled by this, since the district is said to be traditionally Republican. I looked up the ballot and found there were 18 people running for that seat in Georgia yesterday. More than half (11) were Republicans. Five were Democrats and two were Independents.
This is the top of the ballot results. The rest of the contenders got 0.3% or less.
- The Republican votes add up to 51%.
- The Democrat and Independent votes add up to 49%.
Democrats are hopeful about the run-off, but it’s hardly the shoo-in one might think from the Ossoff vs. Handel numbers above.
Given Hillary’s recently whinging about misogyny, it’ll be fun to see what the Dems say if the male Democrat loses to the female Republican.