Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Senate runoff

Not really a need for a running blog, but with 25 percent reporting Jim Martin's got roughly a 5,000-vote lead. That's not huge - and it's with DeKalb County not reporting any of its 195 precincts - so Vernon Jones ain't out of this by any means.

UPDATE: Well, it's early but Martin has opened up a 59-41 lead and it's hard to see how DeKalb County can make up more than a 10,000-vote deficit in a runoff election.

UPDATE (8:40 p.m.): Wow. It's ugly now with Martin opening up a 26,000-vote lead. Looks like Vernon is done, and Martin's the man to take on Saxby Chambliss.

UPDATE (9:12 p.m.): Well, Martin's up by more than 40,000 votes. It's obvious Vernon's supporters didn't get back to the polls and, more than than, there was some backlash against him as DeKalb County is going heavily for Martin.


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