The special election in the 6th congressional district in Georgia is headed for a runoff. In what has been described as a “Jungle Primary,” if any one candidate did not get 50 percent of the vote, the two top vote-getters would meet in a final election.
The supposed Trump-slayer, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, got 48 percent of the vote after spending more than 8 million dollars. He was backed by the Democrat Party, Planned Parenthood, and the leftist Hollywood community that poured money into the District.
There were 11 GOP candidates trying to capture the seat that was held by Tom Price who is now serving in the Trump administration as Secretary of Health and Human Services. In addition to the 11 GOPers, there were a few lesser known Democrats and Independents — 18 candidates in all. This was hardly a bellwether election. Trump only won the district by two percentage points.
Even so, liberals have declared it a win even though their candidate could not garner the necessary 50 percent margin. Here’s how Jamelle Bouie of Slate Magazine described the election result.
“Georgia’s 6th Is a Democratic Win Even if Jon Ossoff ultimately loses.”