zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 19, 2017
In a closely watched special election in Georgia, novice Democrat Jon Ossoff appeared to fall short of the majority he needed to win outright and is expected to advance to a runoff in Georgia’s special election after failing to clinch a majority of the vote on Tuesday in order to avoid another election in late June.
Ossoff led the crowded 18-candidate field in Tuesday’s “jungle primary” to fill the seat vacated by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. The Democrat ended up as the top vote getter in the crowded field but with 100% of precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, Ossoff had 48.1% just shy of the 50 percent he needed to become the first Democrat to represent Atlanta’s affluent northern suburbs since the 1970s. Ossoff will now compete in a runoff with the second-place finisher, Republican Karen Handel, on June 20.
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