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Ruh-roh… Republicans Catch up with Dems in Georgia Early Voting

Democrats led early voting for two weeks in GA-06, but the tide turned this week in the Republicans’ favor…

By NTK Staff | 04.14.2017 @10:48am
Ruh-roh… Republicans Catch up with Dems in Georgia Early Voting

The much ballyhooed campaign of Democrat Jon Ossoff, the 30-year-old former House aide running for Congress in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, encountered some bad news Friday.

After weeks of Democrats leading in early voting, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Republicans have reached parity:

Republican voters in Georgia’s special election have caught up to the hefty advantage that Democrats built in early voting, according to two elections analyses, and are poised to take the lead on Friday.

The analysts, The New York Times’ Marc Cohn and University of Florida’s Michael McDonald, both are seeing similar numbers and trends.

The reasons for this trend is anyone’s guess, but the AJC posits it could be because while Democrats largely coalesced around Ossoff early, Republicans are more fractured on who to back – a fact reflected in GA-06 polling.

As the April 18 primary date draws nearer, those Republicans are making their choices and heading to the polls. If any candidate reaches 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday, he or she will be declared the winner. But if no one hits that mark, a runoff will be held on June 20.

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