Georgia runoffs: Democrats hopeful as races remain tight in battle for Senate control – live

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A key engine driving the strong showing by Democrats, in the consensus of the wonks: enormous turnout by African American voters.

These racial turnout differentials weren’t Alabama ’17 levels, but Black runoff turnout was phenomenal and the Trump base just couldn’t keep up. #GASEN https://t.co/CXXPR18eu6

What won Democratic control of the Senate? Take your pick:

– HUGE African-American turnout
– The 125K+ new voters
– Lower relative Republican turnout (maybe driven by Trump’s antics)
– Long-term changes in the Atlanta suburbs

The Ossoff campaign says “we fully expect that Jon Ossoff will have won”.

Ossoff’s campaign manager, Ellen Foster, has released the following statement:

When all the votes are counted we fully expect that Jon Ossoff will have won this election to represent Georgia in the United States Senate. The outstanding vote is squarely in parts of the state where Jon’s performance has been dominant. We look forward to seeing the process through in the coming hours and moving ahead so Jon can start fighting for all Georgians in the U.S. Senate.”

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian

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