An estimated 1 in 5 Republicans voted for Jon Ossoff

The new number that could haunt Republicans in the June 20 runoff for the Sixth District: An estimated one in five Republicans voted for Democrat Jon Ossoff last week.

That’s what Nate Cohn of The New York Times deduced after crunching a new set of numbers in the 6th District race. Past GOP primary voters outnumbered Democrats by 52-29, he wrote in The Upshot, meaning that Ossoff had to have won 15 to 20 percent of Republican-leaning voters – and about two in three voters who had never cast ballots in a partisan primary.

Cohn also found that a larger portion of Democratic-leaning primary voters turned out than Republican primary voters – a rare feat for Democrats in Georgia or, really, across the nation.

The news wasn’t all bad for Republican Karen Handel, though. Writes Cohn:

The electorate was not as favorable for Mr. Ossoff as the electorate was for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

The electorate was almost exactly as old and white as would be expected in a normal midterm electorate. This is not surprising — there is no recent precedent for a strong turnout among young and nonwhite voters in midterm elections. But this sort of pattern would hamper Democrats in relatively diverse districts where they depend more on nonwhite voters, like those in Southern and Central California, south Florida and Texas.

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The Georgia Chamber and its national parent group, the U.S. Chamber, is endorsing Republican Karen Handel later Tuesday morning. Some of her critics have a friendly reminder that, during her 2014 run for U.S. Senate, Handel supported a “religious liberty” measure abhorred by Georgia business groups.:

Said Handel in the clip:

“Wherever the battlefront comes, we have got to stand strong to protect that, so we can ensure that this does remain a country of great freedoms — including religious freedom.”

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On that same topic, a handful of Georgia’s Republican congressmen are pushing President Donald Trump to sign an executive order to protect those who do not recognize the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

Rick Allen, Doug Collins, Barry Loudermilk and Jody Hice all signed onto a letter urging Trump to, among many other things, reverse an Obama-era rule protecting gay and lesbians against discrimination in the federal workforce. Trump had reportedly been considering one in February, but never took action on it. Per USA Today:

In February, the White House said Trump had no plans to sign such an order: “The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump.”

 

But on Monday, a senior White House official [said] that some sort of policy to protect religious liberty is still in the works, but that the president is trying to find middle ground. The official did not want to publicly discuss a policy that is still under development.

Read the letter here.

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Former President Jimmy Carter’s presidential library is trolling Donald Trump as he nears his 100-day mark:

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Stepping into international crises on purely humanitarian grounds may soon no longer be U.S. policy, according to this piece in Foreign Policy magazine:

President Donald Trump’s vow to put “America first” includes a plan to drastically cut assistance to developing countries and merge the State Department with USAID, according to an internal budget document and sources.

 

The administration’s March budget proposal vowed to slash aid to developing countries by over one-third, but contained few details. According to a detailed 15-page State Department budget document obtained by Foreign Policy, the overhaul also includes rechanneling funding from development assistance into a program that is tied closely to national security objectives.

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Mike Dougherty
Mike Dougherty

Need to wake up.....the alternative to Karen Handel is frightening.....

Roger Smith
Roger Smith

Most Americans want to live like North Korea.....

Jerry Aultman
Jerry Aultman

Old Nate Cohn is living as Alice in Wonderland, make believe and wishful thinking.

Lean Lean Wise
Lean Lean Wise

So what the biggest liar in the Fool's House.u vote for him..2 lies ways short of 300ur Swsmp tells.

Renne Mitchell
Renne Mitchell

No more Democrats the party is not what it was 20 years ago. They ate way to left now.. they are bought by Geroge Soros.. try I g to turn this country into a thrid world.. I changed to Independent..

Garrett Luke
Garrett Luke

And he still didn't get get the number he needed

Gary Mclocklin
Gary Mclocklin

Sounds like "BS"............ More misleading fake news......

Donald Brown
Donald Brown

Let's hope the same thing happen in the runoff. Also, Democrats need to show up in force.

Ted Corley
Ted Corley

I do not believe it!! How can you run knowing that you do not live in that district and you have not voted in 10 years. Unbelievable. How are you going to represent the people in the 6th District when you do not live there.

Dennis Eiland
Dennis Eiland

Unfortunately, no; we're in the 5th district. I really like John Ossoff and would eagerly vote for him if he was my representative.

Charles Witt
Charles Witt

Those other peeps are trashing him something fierce online

Dennis Eiland
Dennis Eiland

Charles Witt I know, and it makes me angry, but apparently this seat has been occupied by the Republicans since the 30's. The opposition is fierce. I hope to God JO wins.

Nancy Woodard
Nancy Woodard

If that's true they will regret it. This guy is still a child. He lies and Pelosi likes him. That should tell you something.

Felton Swicord
Felton Swicord

There is no difference between a RINO and a Re-gressive. Neither one knows which restroom to use.

Shirley Hinton
Shirley Hinton

If someone would vote for this unknown then they can think back to the DAYS when we were almost over the cliff with Hillary the liberal What about liberals dont YOU understand !

Jewel Key
Jewel Key

We need to get up and vote for the Republicans running for local offices in GA.

Carl R. Brucker
Carl R. Brucker

Any so-called REPUBLICAN that would vote for an out of district FLAKE❄️❄️❄️❄️ like Ossoff was never a Republican.....but a RINO or a ❄️❄️❄️❄️!---Lol

Robert J. Simon
Robert J. Simon

That's because they are not real republicans, but liberals ( wolves ) in republicans clothes !

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

Trump is not doing nothing and now he is missing running his own businesses and wants to get back to them! Simple!

Ruthie Brown
Ruthie Brown

This time he needs​ just 2 of the 5 margin? Really let's let Georgia go forward and he's young enough to work diligently and untiringly! Please Please Please let's all keep the faith and push him forward for every one. No Palin effects or stances!!!!

Kuieck Ken
Kuieck Ken

IF THAT IS A FACT. THE 6TH DISTRICT DESERVES TO HAVE ANOTHER HANK JOHNSON AS YOUR REP.. WHAT A WASTE!

Mike Pregon
Mike Pregon

I'm sure the 1 in 5 were dead republicans.

Rea Davis
Rea Davis

He doesn't live in his own district. Maybe we should all go to vote in that district. Same difference

Rea Davis
Rea Davis

OH MY GOSH..that means only 4 out of 5 didn't vote Democratic!!!

Myra Green
Myra Green

If they like money in their bank accounts they won't vote for Ossoff. He is a manipulator of words. They should listen a little more carefully to his ads.

Diana McGowan Pate
Diana McGowan Pate

Think we need to get a bus load from S GA to come and vote FOR the OTHER candidate.

Jim Nichols
Jim Nichols

That 1 in 5 is just uneducated, this guy whose posing to stand behind conservative policies is in fact a wolf in sheep's clothing, nothing more than s sorry libturd who kisses Pelosi's wrinkled up.....you get the picture!

James Hill
James Hill

I am a Democrat and I hope Jon Ossoff wins but that is realistically highly unlikely and this video explains why. If you watch, start at 4:00 on the timeline and you will see how Republicans have rigged districts across America to favor Republican wins for majority control of America.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtAOEDRZaus