Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Handel wins handily, Democrats 0 for 5, pollsters wrong again

By Dr. Rich Swier

In an article titled Heavily Funded Democrat Falls Short as Georgia House Seat Stays Republican The Daily Signal’s Rachel del Guidice reports:
Republican Karen Handel soundly defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Tuesday’s closely watched, historically expensive race for the congressional seat once held by GOP superstar Newt Gingrich.
Handel, 55, a businesswoman who was Georgia’s secretary of state, had 127,021 votes or 53 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Ossoff, 30, a documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide who does not live in the House district, had 114,390 votes or 47 percent.
Polls had the race going down to the wire.
Additionally, conservative businessman Ralph Norman (R-SC) defeated liberal Archie Parnell (D-SC) in the special election for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th district.
There are four takeaway points from these five races:
1.   Trump and his make America great again agenda is a winner for Republicans.
2.   Money is no longer king when it comes to winning elections (see 1 above).
3.   The political pollsters still can’t get it right when it comes to predicting election outcomes (see 1 above).
4.   The Democrat Party is in big trouble and needs to rethink what it is doing at the local level. They are out of touch and out of office (see 1 above).