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

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.

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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?

Comments

Never One Roach Rehab Willie Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

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.

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Ghost of PartysOver mtl4 Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:13 Permalink

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.

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HRClinton Billy the Poet Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:16 Permalink

"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.

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curbjob AllTimeWhys Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:07 Permalink

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.

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revjimbeam curbjob Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:40 Permalink

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

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Antifaschistische revjimbeam Mon, 06/19/2017 - 14:52 Permalink

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.

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Things that go bump curbjob Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:56 Permalink

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. 

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sleigher Joe Davola Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

"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. 

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revjimbeam drstrangelove73 Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:32 Permalink

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

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SQRT 69 Bill of Rights Mon, 06/19/2017 - 13:01 Permalink

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.

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Insurrexion (not verified) Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:50 Permalink

Editored:"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.

Sanity Bear Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:17 Permalink

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.

2ndamendment Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:21 Permalink

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.