Friday, February 5, 2021

GA Runoff Election

 The Donks in GA are now telling us that some 750,000 Republicans simply didn't show up to vote in the runoffs that gave the Dems control over the U.S. Senate mostly because they were convinced that their vote wouldn't matter. Well, a vote not cast is a vote that doesn't matter, unless your vote might have helped your side win. Some 4.5M votes were cast, and the breakdown was as close to 50/50 as not to matter. The analysis is that some 750K Republicans failed to show up. 

750K/2.25M = 33%. I'm having a hard time believing that 1/3 of the Republicans were so discouraged that they didn't even show up turning what should have been a Republican landslide into a narrow Dem victory. Someone should conduct a survey down there and ask people who voted in the General if they also voted in the runoff. The answers may not agree with the vote count.

Yes, I know there are other ways to parse the vote count. I never expected the Republicans to win even in a traditionally Red state like GA as the same voting machines that turned it Blue were used in the runoffs with no questions asked.

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