Tag Archives: Georgia 6th Congressional District

How the Democrats keep losing. 2017, part 4.






How the Democrats keep losing. The most recent addition to this exhibition–probably not the last–is now installed. Georgia’s 6th congressional district went for Republican Karen Handel. In no way was this a surprise, as far as I am concerned. See previous posts on this topic here and here. (Yes, it is time for the I-told-you-so’s.) The final outcome wasn’t all that much of a squeaker,… Read More

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Georgia 6th special election






Live-blogging results from GA-6. 7:30 p.m. Two polling places scheduled to stay open until 7:30. No results yet from the Georgia State Board of Elections. 0 of 208 precincts reporting. An intelligent piece from Axios breaks down the math. Three counties in the district; in the election in April, a combined 77 percent of the vote total came from the two counties that went Republican.… Read More

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How the Democrats keep losing. 2017, part 3. No, don’t make elections a ‘referendum on Trump’






This post will be short. The results of the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district will remain unknown until after the voting. (Yes, I know; it’s heterodox.) No predictions here. But a few facts are available now. For one–in heavy early voting, Republicans have caught up with Democrats. Today is the last day to vote early in the special; the GOP is projected to… Read More

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How the Democrats Keep Losing. 2017, Part 1. Georgia special, 6th District, April 18.






Right now the 2017 race getting most attention is the Georgia 6th Congressional District special election, coming up on April 18. Georgia went red in 2016, as did Georgia’s 6th Congressional District; see below. But a ‘competitive’ special election in the 6th is being ballyhooed by commentators as well as by the national Democratic Party and by some outside groups. The best over-all coverage so far comes from… Read More

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