Ossoff, KS04, And Turnout

Oh my? Recently, I noted that there was a huge, bigly difference in Democratic versus Republican turnout in a special election held for an open Kansas Congressional seat. That said, in the Kansas special election, the Democrat received 68 percent of the votes cast in 2016 for the Democratic candidate, while he needed 78 percent. So the DCCC was lauded in some quarters as being smart for not throwing money away on a nearly-hopeless race.

Instead, the intelligent move was to pour money into the Georgia Congressional special election and back Jon Ossoff. Had Ossoff reached fifty percent, he would have won outright; however, he only reached 48 percent, meaning there will be a runoff election (one that he is unlikely to win as the Republicans won’t split their vote, like they did in this election).

In terms of votes cast compared to 2016, Ossoff reached 74 percent of the Democratic total.

Here’s the odd thing: to reach fifty percent plus 1,000 votes, Ossoff needed, as a percentage of total Democratic votes cast in the 2016 Congressional election,… 81 percent. More than the Kansas race, yet the DCCC poured virtually no money into that race.

This makes no sense to me.

And the congregation responds: This is yet another reason why we can’t have nice things.

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One Response to Ossoff, KS04, And Turnout

  1. Net Denizen says:

    Don’t worry, I’m sure the DCCC is very busy right now as we speak preparing their justifications for not funding a race they can’t win in deep-red Georgia. “Hey guys, we totally tried but he didn’t win, so ….fuck it I guess. Can’t win ’em all. Now where’s that $2 million consultancy fee for my help?”

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