Republican Karen Handel beats Democrat Jon Ossoff in GA

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    Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in GA

    Seat to remain Republican, despite the record millions spent.


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    No surprise really, it is the same with previous presidents, takes years for people to shift votes, even if they are less than happy about the current president.
     
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    I beat you by 5 minutes :D
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    . One more reason why the coastal crap holes should not get to decide elections
     
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    Dems are doing it wrong, and why they lost the big election.
     
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    Win some, lose some.

    See you again in 2018.
     
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    Bad news for democrats, but South Carolina 5 was an amazing performance.
     
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    SCOTUS case on gerrymandering may make this election less relevant. The republicans drew the district SAFE for themselves, and they still almost lost it. Republicans should be the ones waking up after this special and realizing they have a real problem brewing. They own government- it's gotta work for the people or the people will vote them out.
     
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    True, Republicans have it so rigged we're almost a one party country.

    Not to mention Republican voters have a positive penchant for electoral masochism.
     
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    Only took millions of outside dollars.
     
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    Funny how the left and right accuse each other over the same thing.
     
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    And a smear campaign from the president himself. Not that previous presidents haven't campaigned before...
     
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    And yet the Republicans have the country gerrymandered in their favor and control all three branches of government -- all while bellyaching that everything is "rigged" against them.
     
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    Oh the democrats gerrymander just as well. Illinois is a prime example.
     
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    haha, yeah the dems have never done this either. Both parties are trash
     
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    When the Democrat's entire current platform is Russia investigation and how everybody on earth is to blame for Hillary's loss except Hilary its hard to believe they took another loss.


    While Trump is digging his own grave on almost a daily basis, the Democrats are taking the opportunity to double down on their own corruption. It's unbelievable and I don't think I've ever seen such a gaping disconnect between elected officials and the people they are supposed to be representing. They only side with the people when it first and foremost also sides with their donors and they still haven't gotten the memo that the American public is well aware of this.
     
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    Sad that they are well aware yet still vote against themselves by electing officials who don't give a crap about them
     
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    I was shocked to learn how bad it was in some states. Nature had a news article on mathematicians who are using statistics to demonstrate gerrymandering. North Carolina seems ludicrously bad.

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    (Map from the Nature article cited above).
     
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    The worrisome part is that Handel won despite proclaiming that she did not believe in things like a livable wage. What?!
     
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    'Let them eat cake'.
     
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    As a regular citizen, I find I often don't have a choice. I go to the polls on Election Day, and there's a list of people there, all taking money from big donors.

    I wish we could put a cap on election spending. All candidates can only spend X dollars on ads, and Y dollars on operating expenses, period. That will put everyone on equal footing, and prevent spending wars like what just happened with Georgia 6th.
     
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    Very well said.

    It appears the majority of people don't like Trump, and that the majority of voters hate democrats.
     
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    And do like so many European countries and limit the amount of campaigning time!
     
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    I have concerns about voter fraud, yes, but not from voters, from the people who control the voting infrastructure. A black church reported that over half of the voter registrations for the people they helped get registered, disappeared. This from 2014:

    50,000 Missing Georgia Voter-Registration Applications? Nothing to See Here

     
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    Uh, no. So far, it's win NONE, lose ALL for the Democrats in the special elections. They're 0-4, losing elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia, and North Carolina. Republicans have won all 4 elections bigly! As Mr. Trump would say, so much winning! :D

    And the most expensive. Ossoff spent $23 million of mostly out-of-the-district funds, had the fundraising advantage over Ms. Handel, and still lost. Even in a district Trump won only narrowly and where Democrats had their best shot, the voters realized that despite any misgivings they may have over Mr. Trump, any Democrat and their loony platform would be worse.
     

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