Greetings, Each day Kos readers, and welcome to the principle occasion! Polls have simply closed in Georgia, although voters who have been in line by 7 PM ET are nonetheless eligible to forged ballots. Most reviews recommend, although, that there have been few strains throughout the state, because 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 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. Because of this, 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 thought and vote in individual as an alternative.
- 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 properly. A procedural change that made pre-processing of ballots obligatory quite than elective ought to assist, however we’re seemingly in for an additional lengthy trip.
That mentioned, sit again, seize a beverage of your selection, and stick to us as we carry you all the outcomes!