Last updated on June 15, 2020
Here’s the latest news out of Georgia courtesy of The New York Times:
Georgia was waiting early Wednesday for the results of primary elections riddled with serious problems, as voting machines all over the state malfunctioned and frustrated voters waited in long lines for hours.
Much of the attention was on whether Jon Ossoff, the 33-year-old Democrat who earned national headlines in 2017 with a spirited but unsuccessful congressional race in the Atlanta suburbs, would capture his party’s nomination in a race for a Senate seat.
Early Wednesday, he was well ahead of Sarah Riggs Amico, a former candidate for lieutenant governor, but still short of the 50 percent vote threshold needed to avoid a runoff. They are facing off for the opportunity to challenge Senator David Perdue, an incumbent Republican and ally of President Trump’s.
The general election in November, one of two Senate races in the state that are expected to be competitive and could help tip the balance of power in Congress, will almost certainly be viewed as a referendum on Trumpism. Mr. Perdue, a business executive who is seeking a second term, has highlighted his close relationship with the president, arguing that it has helped Georgia’s business climate.
Right now, this is what the Georgia Senate Primary looks like:
Ossoff needs to get 50% which is very possible:
We should know later today. Stay tuned.
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