Greetings, Every 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 studies recommend, although, that there have been few traces throughout the state, on account of a continued surge in mail and early voting. Which brings us to a couple key factors for the night:
- Votes is not going to are available in uniformly. In November, smaller, rural counties that favored the GOP sometimes reported first, whereas the bigger city counties didn’t full their tallies till a number of days later. In consequence, it’s seemingly that, as soon as once more, early returns will favor the Republican candidates.
- Election Day votes will seemingly favor Republicans; mail votes will seemingly 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 received’t know the winners tonight. It wasn’t till three days after Nov. three 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 effectively. A procedural change that made pre-processing of ballots necessary somewhat than elective ought to assist, however we’re seemingly in for one more lengthy trip.
That stated, sit again, seize a beverage of your alternative, and follow us as we carry you all the outcomes!