Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, 30, failed to win the Georgia Sixth District congressional election outright Tuesday night, and will head to a June runoff with Republican runner-up Karen Handel.
With 84 percent of the precincts reporting, Ossoff stood with 48.6 percent of the vote. The seventeen other candidates, including eleven Republicans, combined to keep Ossoff from winning 50 percent and taking the seat. Ossoff is the favorite of the national media, Hollywood celebrities, and progressive activists determined to #flipthesixth by taking the seat out of Republican hands. President Trump badgered Ossoff throughout the day Tuesday.
Election-night polling irregularities are flowing in, specifically from Fulton County — where Ossoff’s Roswell office is based
A “data error” in Fulton County necessitated a hand count of approximately 55,000 votes, which complicated matters at just the point when Ossoff began slipping.
Ossoff’s race has seen stolen voting machines that were missing for days and had to be “de-activated” by the Georgia Secretary of State.
Reports out of the Georgia Sixth District show “computer issues” and late poll workers influencing polling places to stay open later.
The polling places where hours were extended, in part due to late-arriving poll workers, were located in Fulton County, where Ossoff held 48.7 percent of the vote as of press time (down from 55.3 percent of the vote when the data error was first reported).
Though Ossoff’s campaign is based in Roswell, in Fulton County, the millennial candidate actually lives outside of the district, near Emory University with his medical student girlfriend.
— She Persisted72 (@ShePersisted72) April 18, 2017
Democrats hobnobbing at Ossoff’s viewing party realized that they will not see their man win the seat outright on Tuesday night. Ossoff taunted Handel in his Tuesday night speech, telling her, “Bring it on.”
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) April 19, 2017
He Found His Spine: Vulnerable Senator Cory Gardner Vows to Support Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee
Gardner found his backbone.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has often been at odds with the Trump movement, being a favorite of the GOP establishment’s Senate Leadership Fund.
This is why his recent declaration that he will be supporting President Donald Trump’s choice to succeed the deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so surprising. He made the announcement in a Twitter post on Monday.
“When a President exercises constitutional authority to nominate a judge for the Supreme Court vacancy, the Senate must decide how to best fulfill its constitutional duty of advice and consent,” Gardner said in his official statement.
“I have and will continue to support judicial nominees who will protect the Constitution, not legislate from the bench, and uphold the law. Should a qualified nominee who meets this criteria be put forward, I will vote to confirm,” he added.
The official statement can be seen here:
Read my full statement on the Supreme Court vacancy ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/n2YNP8O0Bz
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) September 21, 2020
The president’s pick for the Supreme Court will certainly fit Gardner’s criteria. Trump has announced that he will be appointing a woman to the bench.
One top contender – Amy Comey Barrett – recently made a trip to the White House, as Big League Politics has reported:
Judge Amy Coney Barrett visited the White House on Monday, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on selecting a nominee to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.
Barrett is reportedly a front-runner for the judicial nomination. She’s a generally conservative judge, with a staunch pro-life record. Her track record on immigration law issues is generally conservative.
Barrett currently serves as a circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has advised President Trump that she is his preferred candidate for the seat on the court.
President Trump had confirmed that he plans to nominate a woman to fill the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who died of complications from pancreatic cancer on Friday.
Democrats have launched a full-fledged fit urging President Trump to give them a break and decline to nominate a conservative justice, but they won’t be so lucky. Republican Senators and President Trump have rallied around the notion of appointing a justice before the November election, fulfilling their constitutional responsibilities.
Trump confirmed that he would be revealing the identity of his judicial nominee on Friday or Saturday, taking a few extra days to vet candidates. Florida Judge Barbara Lagoa is reportedly another candidate being considered for the nomination.
It’ll be inherently harder for incensed, power-thirsty Democrats to attack a female judicial candidate. Maybe they’ll alienate swing female voters through waging a scorched earth campaign to block the confirmation of Barrett, who is a mother of seven.
The Republicans have a great opportunity to score a major political victory and really stick it to the extreme Left with this expedited SCOTUS confirmation. The fact that a moderate like Gardner is on board is a great sign that the confirmation is likely to occur before November’s election.
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