Decision Desk HQ Election Night Coverage for May

We sense the public excitement over the numerous special elections barreling our way, and are excited to be covering as many as possible.

We are actively seeking assistance for the eventual Alabama special late summer and winter, so if you reside in-state and would love to assist in gathering returns, please send an email to contact(at)

May 2017 Schedule

Tuesday the 2nd:

South Carolina 5th Congressional District Special- primary

We will be covering both the Republican and Democratic primaries for this seat, vacant after Mick Mulvaney’s confirmation as Director of the OMB. Polls close at 7pm EDT and we anticipate results shortly thereafter.

Tuesday the 9th:

City of Omaha Mayoral Runoff

This contest is being more thoroughly explored for our Patreon members in today’s newsletter. The Republican incumbent Jean Stothert received 43% of the first round vote, a pro-life (and Bernie Sanders-backed) Democrat, Heath Mello, received 41%. Democrats boast an edge in voter registration within Omaha, and Republican turnout had dipped from four years earlier in the first round.

Tuesday the 16th:

South Carolina 5th Congressional District Special- primary run off

With a very crowded Republican field, we are anticipating a runoff will be held to determine the nominee in this contest, and will have returns for this shortly after 7pm EDT.

Thursday the 25th:

Montana At-Large Congressional District Special Election

Each of the three major state parties selected their nominees at convention. Democrat Rob Quist faces an uphill battle against Republican Greg Gianforte, with progressive activists and local Democrats fundraising and campaigning on his behalf as the national Party is mostly playing a round of wait and see. The Republican nominee has seen a considerable amount spent on his behalf after recent close contests in Kansas and Georgia have left Republicans unwilling to take any chances. Polls close at 10pm EDT and we will have results shortly thereafter.