The Georgia Senate runoff election results will decide everything and/but we might not know the Georgia Senate runoff election results for days or weeks if the races are close.
The bipartisan conventional wisdom is that Republicans need overall same-day Election Day turnout to approach one million votes to have a big enough pool of ballots to offset the lead Democrats banked with early and by-mail voting.
So while we wait for the results – and to see if there are results clear enough to actually know who will control the Senate at the start of 2021, here are 15 things you can do to occupy your buzzing brain and heightened curiosity:
1. As always, your most reliable indication of turnout during the day is what your dentist’s cousin who lives in an Atlanta suburb says about how long the line was to vote as compared to what it has been in the past.
2. Do not waste your time asking people for exit poll data before cocktail hour. Even then, remember history: Exit polls are not votes, truth, determinative, or predictive.
3. Be aware of these 80,000-feet tea leaves:
* Politico: “Biden’s advisers are privately skeptical about Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock’s chances, Democrats say.”
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