Vote counts are starting to come in in Georgia for the Senate runoff race and it’s looking good for Democrats, particularly in one rural county that majorly voted for Donald Trump.
In Early County, with nearly all of the votes (82 percent) in, Jon Ossoff is doing even better than he did in November.
In that county, Ossoff obtained 43 percent of the vote back in November. Today, with nearly all votes counted, the Democratic candidate has obtained 55 percent of the votes.
The small county of Dooly is similarly turning from Trump. He carried it by 6 percent in November, but now it appears both Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are ahead with nearly all of the vote in.
Early signs pointing towards further polarisation by race: Dems running ahead of November in Dooly and Early counties (~50% black, 82% and 72% reported), while GOP running ahead of November in Madison county (~8% black, 98% reported). Similar results in the exit poll.
— Leonardo Carella (@leonardocarella) January 6, 2021
Wow- Early County is an Obama-Trump county that's a good barometer for rural Black turnout.
November: Ossoff 43%
Now: Ossoff 55%, with most of the vote in. pic.twitter.com/i3bnxjg1xR
— Brent Peabody (@brent_peabody) January 6, 2021