‘Long Night’ for Republicans: Midterm Level Turnout Has Jon Ossoff Outperforming Everywhere

These numbers aren't just exactly what the Democrats were hoping for going into Tuesday's special election – they're even better.

‘Long Night’ for Republicans: Midterm Level Turnout Has Jon Ossoff Outperforming Everywhere

With turnout reaching midterm levels and Jon Ossoff outperforming where it matters, the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district could come down to the wire with the Democrat potentially crossing the critical 50 percent mark needed to avoid a run-off.

According to Nate Cohn of The New York Times, “It’s going to be a long night. This is not what the GOP is looking for.”

Cohn notes that Ossoff’s share of the early vote is “much better than expected” and the GOP needs a “great” Election Day turnout in order to make up the difference and prevent the Democrat from crossing 50 percent.

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In short, these numbers aren’t just exactly what the Democrats were hoping for going into Tuesday’s special election – they’re even better.

There are still a lot of votes to be counted, and Republicans are banking on a strong Election Day turnout to keep Ossoff below the all-important 50 percent threshold he needs to avoid a run-off election in June.

But right now, things are looking positive for Jon Ossoff as the votes continue to pour in.

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