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    Quote Originally Posted by webrockk View Post
    Leftists need a 'referendum on Trump' victory so bad they're preemptively celebrating 'almost wons'.

    a bizarre form of Push Polling.

    "WE ALMOST WON! Take that Trump!"


    It is fucking hilarious.
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    The R-triple-C has spent more than $4 million so far on this race. That's 99% national money. Not an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    All the Republicans added up together doesn't come close to the $8.3 million raised for John Ossoff with 80% coming from out of the district. You all want this one, bad. Karen Handel is likely to win and she's spent far less.

    Ouch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    "WE ALMOST WON! Take that Trump!"


    It is fucking hilarious.
    A Democrat is about to place first in a major legislative election (for an off year). Only question is, by how much? That's quite a statement --- it may not be enough, but only because Georgia has special rules. Ordinarily, a plurality elects representatives. Pretty profound, given that Price won by more than 20 points only a few months ago. Big shift.

    As I said, I support runoffs even with the field is not this crowded. They're especially important ways for people to feel invested in democracy when there ARE this many people running. But that doesn't change the fact that a plurality is an achievement in this district for any Democrat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    What do approval ratings have to do with anything? They can't even get you a cup of coffee. Keep in mind the Congress, both parties, both houses, have dismal approval ratings but keep getting reelected.
    Not all. They lost several seats in 2016.

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    I will be interested to see what the Republican leader says after tonight. Probably going to be veeery careful about it. "Let's beat Jon Ossoff" and leave it at that. They'll dodge the "So, about pluralities..." question, if any reporter or constituent manages to put them on the spot. It won't do to undermine the president's victory by advocating that majority vote should decide the winner for ONE DISTRICT ... which, when all's said, is nothing compared to the whole nation.

    Again, my position is, most if not all races should have a means to keep people from taking office until a majority of the voters in the latest round of voting have backed them. That's how most of the world works, and it's how many of our non-federal races work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurmugeon View Post
    You're expecting high turnout for the party of Big Government! on Tax Day?!

    for this duffus looking dude?

    Attachment 13965

    Really?

    You think that the Hordes of Working Class Whites in Georgia, who have had their lives destroyed Dem Policies and Anti-White Discrimination by the Obama Era are going to turn out for this guy?

    WHY?

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    Am I surprised that you're voting for representatives based on their looks ?
    Not at all.

    In the General election Trump carried this district by 1.5%.. it doesn't take a lot of added constraints over the past few months added, to turn this district around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    A Democrat is about to place first in a major legislative election (for an off year). Only question is, by how much? That's quite a statement --- it may not be enough, but only because Georgia has special rules. Ordinarily, a plurality elects representatives. Pretty profound, given that Price won by more than 20 points only a few months ago. Big shift.

    As I said, I support runoffs even with the field is not this crowded. They're especially important ways for people to feel invested in democracy when there ARE this many people running. But that doesn't change the fact that a plurality is an achievement in this district for any Democrat.
    Not true. A plurality would elect a representative if there was a primary. If there had been a primary, we wouldn't be looking at a field of 11 Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    All the Republicans added up together doesn't come close to the $8.3 million raised for John Ossoff with 80% coming from out of the district. You all want this one, bad. Karen Handel is likely to win and she's spent far less.

    Now,you tell the truth in that graph."Ossoff raised that much money!" Democrats have not spent that much,as you stated in your first post. That fact was even in my morning paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Not true. A plurality would elect a representative if there was a primary. If there had been a primary, we wouldn't be looking at a field of 11 Republicans.
    We have a first-past-the-post system in all federal races nationwide with only a few exceptions. There wouldn't be 11 Republicans, but among those Republicans, plurality would've determined the winner.

    And I don't think that's right. I think when you've got this crowded of a field, in either a primary or a bipartisan election, people deserve a chance to vote for their initial preference, let the herd get thinned out, then back one of two finalists.

    The jungle primary system with all candidates running from all parties on a single ballot in anticipation of a runoff really works, IMO. I don't why Georgia does that ONLY for specials.
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