Will Georgia's 6th District Mark Ground Zero Of The "Resistance"?

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Update: With less that 24 hours to go before voting gets underway in Georgia's 6th district, Trump seems intent upon escalating his last-minute twitter war against Democrat Jon Ossoff.  In his latest tweets, Trump points out that Ossoff won't even be able to vote for himself tomorrow as he's not technically a resident of the district that's he's running to represent.

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Democrats have portrayed the runoff for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which will take place tomorrow, as a referendum on Trump's first months in office.  The runoff pits Democrat Jon Ossoff against Republican Karen Handel in a race that has drawn national attention and historic levels of spending with Ossoff raising an astounding $23 million. 

According to the Real Clear Politics average, Ossoff holds 2.6 point advantage in recent polls. That said, just like last November, we would be shocked if there weren't some "oversamples" in that polling data which means tomorrow night could be a very long evening for Ossoff and Handel. 

And, just like the the national election, the outcome of tomorrow's contest will ultimately come down to voter turnout.  As The Hill points out, Ossoff will need black voters to turn out in much greater numbers than they did for Hillary.  As for Handel, strategists say that female turnout will be the key to her ultimate performance.



As The Hill points out, with less than 24 hours until polls open, the Democratic machine is in overdrive today with their "Get Out The Vote" efforts.

“The GOTV effort is huge and critical,” Ossoff told a small group of reporters Sunday at his Chamblee field office.


“We’re doing everything we can to make sure folks know when and where to vote and how. And making the case for fresh leadership given what’s going on in Washington. And that sending another career politician to D.C. ain’t going to change anything."


“This is going to be an extraordinarily close election and it’s going to be a late night on Tuesday,” he said. “Every vote will count.”

Meanwhile, with Dems anxious to hand Trump his first 'loss', Ossoff has drawn a lot of support from national groups as well.

National groups such as the Progressive Turnout Project, a political action committee, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) have also been flexing their muscles when it comes to boosting turnout and reaching scores of voters in the sixth district.


PPAF said it has 40 canvassers who knock on doors each day, and will have knocked on 80,000 doors ahead of the voting. The group touts that it’s twice the size of any other independent canvasses backing Ossoff.


Alex Morgan, executive director of Progressive Turnout Project, said the group has four full-time field reps based in the district and is focused solely on encouraging Democratic voters who vote in every election to turnout again on Tuesday. The group has knocked on 20,000 doors since mid-April, getting 1,500 commitments from people who say they'll vote for Ossoff.


While canvassing, the group said they’ve consistently heard that voters want a representative who will be a check on Trump, who has been the “biggest partisan force” in the special election.

For those who plan to track voter turnout in real time tomorrow evening, Politico provided some helpful maps of which regions are most critical for each candidate.


Of course, Ossoff took some heat throughout the campaign for not being a resident of the Congressional district for which he's looking to get elected...an issue which Handel hammered him on during a recent debate.


Meanwhile, the recent shooting of Majority Whip Steve Scalise could have a major impact on voter turnout with Brad Carver, the GOP chairman in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District, saying it could be what ultimately tips the scales in favor of Handel.  Per the Washington Post:

“I’ll tell you what: I think the shooting is going to win this election for us,” Carver told the Post Saturday. “Because moderates and independents in this district are tired of left-wing extremism. I get that there’s extremists on both sides, but we are not seeing them.”


“We’re seeing absolute resistance to everything this president does,” Carver continued. “Moderates and independents out there want to give him a chance. Democrats have never given this president a chance.”

And with the race being hailed as a key referendum vote on the Trump administration, it's hardly surprising that Trump has pushed for Handel over twitter.


So how will it all turn out?  Will Democrats hand Trump his first big loss and a taste of what is to come in 2018 or, just like in November, did the Dems just spend an obscene amount of money for absolutely nothing?

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Bill of Rights's picture

VOTE OUT ALL DEMOCRATS! By the way...Polls lie.

Joe Davola's picture

I can only imagine the hell anyone living in that district is going through with robo-calls and canvassers, you'd have to destroy your phone and cut the wire to your doorbell.

Billy the Poet's picture

"And just remember, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other." -- Madeline Albright

nmewn's picture

And Robert Creamer & Scott Foval are promising Faaarrreee! health care for any mentally deranged people who want to poll watch for the DNC  ;-)

Never One Roach's picture

If you have had a chance to hear Jerkoff speak, you will realize he is as arrogant and condescending as Kaine. He's just another democrat Demagogue who talks high and mighty but will screw over poor people, blacks and the working Georgians just like Obama did and other democraps.

ANYONE wo favors immigration, favors losing American citizens jobs to foreigners. Jon Jerkoff wil put more Georgians out of work then Soweeto bin Bama did.

I hope he loses by a landslide.

mtl4's picture

Until the libs understand it's not about beating Donald Trump, they will continue to get bent over at the polls.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

I live in an adjoining district and the damn DimmShits robo call my land line 5 times a day for the last 2 weeks urging me to vote.  Problem is I don't live in the district.  I wonder how many DimmIdiots are getting the same calls and plan on voting.  This nuisance is horrendous.  Fun fact:  The early vote has already exceed the previous vote totals cast in the First round.  Numbers I have seen show it a dead heat but do have some irregularities in the sampling structure.  So who knows.

BetaGap's picture

Georgia? Where "the walking dead" comes from?


Okay, I see...

Uncle Sugar's picture

He'd win in a landslide if he were in France.  Too bad for him GA isn't France.

AllOfGood's picture

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HRClinton's picture

(((Ossoff))).  Go figure.

Are you not surprised or entertained? 

How about outraged and determined to be part of the 1776 Resistance? 

any_mouse's picture

there's a special place in hell for Madeline Albright.

Trucker Glock's picture

"And just remember, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other." -- Madeline Albright

And there is a special place in hell for cunts who think sanctions are "worth the price" of an estimated half million Iraqi childrens' lives.

Things that go bump's picture

Sacrifices are so easy when they're someone else's.

meditate_vigorously's picture

Jews do not believe in hell, so that was particularly cynical of that kikebitch to say.

HRClinton's picture

"And just remember, there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other." -- Madeline Albright

(((Madeleine Albright))), how can that be, when the Old Testament has no "Hell".

Hell as we know it today, is a Catholic concept in its origin, i.e. a Greco-Roman mythology at its heart. Dante was merely a product of that culture, who used his fertile imagination and literary skills to write Inferno. For those who don't know, Inferno is where we get our concepts of the various levels of Hell. Notice that the deepest level is for traitors to the Rulers. How convenient. 

You didn't know that? Well, now you do, you poor goys.

AllTimeWhys's picture

Getting some serious Deja Vu here... it's like this is the third time i've heard about a congressional race being a 'referendum' on Trump.


we are reaching levels of assblasted that i never thought imaginable. The democrats are grasping at straws.

curbjob's picture

The Democrats are terrified that the GOP ends up controlling both Houses and the WH.

They know if that happens, the Fed will be audited,  US military bases will be shuttered and, Rove vs Wade will be overturned by the Supreme Court. 

It will be clear then to even the most retarded of libs, the GOP is the party of the common man and, occasionally woman.

revjimbeam's picture

Bad news there buddy, the gop controls both houses and the white house and those things you speak of: auditing the fed, roe v wade, bringing the boys back home...hell, throw in balanced budget(or any budget for that matter-continuing resolutions to infinity and beyond!) limited government, decentralization, spending cuts,breaking up the banks, and term limits...not even on the radar. im not quite sure youre aware of what the republicans stand for, but it aint that. Mensheviks and Bolsheviks, brother. the only choice in any election is whose buddies get the lions share of the 'common mans' (and occasionally womans) sweat and blood

Antifaschistische's picture

bad news for your bad news.  :)   the GOP does NOT control washington at all.   The GOP would probably need and 80/20 majority to be able to dominate Washington.  The RNC has been silent as the DNC has filled every corner office in Washington with it's insider rubberstamping hack operatives over the past 30 years.  It would take a decade to purge them all....IF the intent was to actually do so.   Today, I still think the RNC believes in the "three branches" of government and that, THAT's how this country works.,,,that's what you get for paying attention in school.

curbjob's picture

Humor me; If a GOP member of Congress had a goose gun, cooked and loaded, shoved up your ass, would you take their word for it that is was a free colonoscopy ?

Things that go bump's picture

Bush 43 had Republican majorities in both the House and Senate and nothing like that happened. The Republicans have as much invested in the status quo as anybody. I don't believe they actually want to audit the Fed. The US military has apparently recently gone rogue and now does as it pleases. There also appears to be some sort of internicine war being waged among the alphebet agencies, and Republicans only offer lip service to pro lifers as it is politically expedient to do so. So sorry, but few of them actually give a rat's ass. 

sleigher's picture

"I can only imagine the hell anyone living in that district is going through with robo-calls and canvassers, you'd have to destroy your phone and cut the wire to your doorbell."


I live in the 6th and have had neither a phone call nor a canvasser.  Not even 1.  I figured I would get at least someone bugging me to vote Ossoff.  The radio ads are getting annoying though. 

Joe Davola's picture

Good for you!

Wonder where the $23 mil in blue money is going?  I figured they'd just blast every phone in that district with "non-affiliated information" calls.

Gert_B_Frobe's picture

Maybe you don't fit their oversample profile

ejmoosa's picture

I live in that district.  I cast a blank ballot.  Nothing g will be different the day after the election. 

Georgiabelle's picture

That was my district up until late July of last year. So glad I left....for a lot of reasons.

B1G mNy's picture

Are you sure? President Hillary disagrees!

drstrangelove73's picture

Didn't real clear politics miss the presidential elction?Yep,I thought so...

revjimbeam's picture

Kansas in april "referendum in trump!!!"...nevermind...

Georgia in april "referendum on trump!!!"...nevermind...

Montana in june "referendum on trump!!!"...nevermind...

Georgia in june "referendum on trump!!!"...

At this point if a democrat wins dog catcher in berkeley they'll shout from the rooftops the dominoes are falling and a 2018 landslide is inevitable. 

They're obvious and boring

Cman5000's picture

The race in Montana was good humor. The Dems suck so bad a congressional candidate can choke slam a reporter and still end up winning.

SQRT 69's picture

I live in the GA 6th district and in the last week I've had almost a dozen unsolicited text messages for Ossoff (no idea how they got my private number) and several in person visits at my door.  Ossoff has an army of volunteers out working the neighborhoods.  The fact that this is so close despite the difference in spending is telling.

meditate_vigorously's picture

There are not 2 political parties, you moron. Assuming we have legitimate elections, the only sane thing to do is vote against incumbents.

Apathetic or Whatever's picture

I voted early, and my wife and daughter will vote tommorrow against the party of entitlements.  My wife and daughter don't follow politics...they just ask "who should I vote for?"...the little wins are the best.

roadhazard's picture

If the Dem0crap win's in that district it will be a miracle.

Insurrexion's picture


"Democrats have portrayed the runoff for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which will take place tomorrow, as a referendum on their fucking desparation."


Remember how much Hillary pissed away?

Where are the pink pussy hats and angry bitch marches for a woman for a change?  

Vegas Bookies bet on Handel: Not one of these Special Elections has changed parties.



Ossoff is a Russian Spy.

Withdrawn Sanction's picture

Not Russian, but you're getting warmer...

Sanity Bear's picture

Unless we see 8%+ point spreads on the final tally, the race for this seat will impact little more than who holds the seat for the next term.

If I had to bet... I would say the Democrat is going to underperform his polls by about 10%. There's too much wishful thinking on the Dem side and too many people who have been intimidated into keeping their opinions to themselves on the anti-Dem side.

Yeah, I said "anti-Dem side". That's really what things are shaping up as. Either you drink the Kool-Aid or it's obvious that these people are a serious danger to the perpetuation of the nation as an ongoing concern.

Bill of Rights's picture

Fuck that I let my opinion be known and in public if need be, yes both sides suck the big one but Democrats suck 1000000x worse.

null's picture

They will wisely spend a lot of money to not lose by double-digits. Desperate, yes; stupid, no.

idahobandito's picture

From what I read about Handel, she is a "Olympia Snow" RINO GOPe. She will do what she is told and joyfully vote for anti second ammendmant laws.

2ndamendment's picture

What's amazing is you have a state such as Illinois in an incredibly dangerous financial situation, which will impact its residents in some shape or form, and yet people continue to vote for these far left policies. Socialism never works, folks. Ever. 

onasip123's picture

No, they just haven't done enough Socialism and tried really, REALLY hard. /s

shovelhead's picture

It ain't about reality to Dims...

It's the Party line, first, last and always.