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Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:30 PM

Georgia run off question

The run off has to occur because no one got 50% of the vote? Is that right?

So, what happens if the same thing happens again? I already see where a fuss can once again be made over the count. But, I keep seeing polls where they are awfully close. What does Georgia law say about a second run off?

This vote is only a week away!

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:34 PM

1. Very very difficult to happen.

There are two races now with only 2 candidates in each. For a race with 2 candidates to have neither above 50% would require a crazy amount of coincidences or a very strong write in campaign (which might not even be allowed—I don’t know!)

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:34 PM

2. Only two candidates per race. Someone has to get 50%.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:36 PM

6. Right, and no write-ins allowed

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:34 PM

3. with 2 candidates there are 2 outcomes - a tie or one gets 50% plus more nt

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:35 PM

4. You are correct.

The run-off occurred because no candidate earned over 50% of the vote in the General Election. Under Georgia law, in a run-off election, whomever receives the plurality of the vote wins. A majority is not required in a run-off election.

-Laelth

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:35 PM

5. The reason no one got 50% of the vote is because there were more than 2 candidates in each race.

Now there are only two candidates per race, so somebody has to get more than 50% of the vote.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:36 PM

7. actually one was a jungle primary race with the this round being the general election

that is the Warnock, Lauffler race. The other is a run off due to no one getting 50 percent, that is the Ossoff, Purdue race. In both cases only two candidates remain so either one will get a majority (by far the most likely outcome) or there will be a tie that will be broken by some random method (immensely unlikely).

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 09:41 PM

8. Thank you all!

I can't wait for next Tuesday! We have to win the Senate back!

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2020, 10:30 PM

9. There Are Only 2 People on Ballot and No Write Ins Allowed- Some One Has to Get at least 50% n/t

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