A half hour ago (while I was in a meeting), the mainstream media confirmed what I called around 90 minutes ago: Saxby Chambliss has won the runoff election for the Georgia Senate.
As of now, with 86% of the precincts reporting, Chambliss has 1,042,844 votes (59%), while Martin has 726,014 votes (41%). Additionally, Chambliss has picked up over a dozen counties that he originally lost (I count 13 so far), while Martin has picked up 1 (although the margin there is only about 30 votes out of over 3,000, with 92% reporting, so that could go either way by the time it reaches 100%).
Congratulations to Senator Chambliss, and thank God that the Republicans didn’t lose the ability to filibuster in the Senate!
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