History was made in Georgia on Tuesday night, as Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both pulled off stunning upsets over the state's Republican Senators, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. With their victories, Chuck Schumer is on track to become to new Senate Majority Leader, as the Senate will now be tied at 50/50 with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in a position to … [Read more...] about Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock Upset GOP Senators, Flip U.S. Senate
On Tuesday, Georgia voters will decide the fate of their senior Senator. Republican David Perdue, 70, finds himself in a tight race against Democratic rival Jon Ossoff. The two were forced into a January runoff after falling short of the 50% needed to win outright. Perdue, a former Fortune 500 CEO, is one of President Trump’s most vocal allies in the U.S. Senate and is … [Read more...] about Georgia Runoffs: Senator David Perdue Locked In Tight Race As Election Nears
The Trump presidency appears to be ending the way it began: with Jon Ossoff in the national spotlight. After falling short in a blockbuster and expensive 2017 special election for a congressional seat in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, the 33-year-old documentary filmmaker is back with his eyes on a bigger prize: a seat in the United States Senate. Even before his 2017 … [Read more...] about Georgia Runoffs: Jon Ossoff Lost the First Big Election of the Trump Presidency. Can He Win the Last?
LAST UPDATED: November 24th, 2020 Introduction In this post, we’ll be presenting a preliminary analysis of the DecisionDeskHQ/Øptimus forecast for the 2020 General Election (following on a similar analysis for the 2018 midterms). It’s been a riveting year for elections and forecasts across the board, and we’re happy with the model’s performance. Here’s an outline of what … [Read more...] about 2020 DDHQ/Øptimus Forecast Model- How Well Did We Do?
I had planned to write my election wrap-up in the days following the election. But because there were so many uncalled states and races, I did not have enough information to form any thoughts. Two weeks have now passed since the election, and it has given me lots of time to look through election results and digest the outcome of several key races. So, with that said, here are … [Read more...] about Election Postmortem