Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley will probably send US Senate race into runoff

Posted at Ballot Access News

With 96% of Georgia’s precincts reporting, the U.S. Senate results are: Chambliss (R) 49.9%, Martin (D) 46.7%, Buckley (Libt.) 3.4%. Georgia is the only state in which no one can be deemed elected to any statewide post (other than president) without 50% of the vote (also, Vermont has that rule for Governor, and Louisiana has it for state office, but not federal office). It seems somewhat likely the state will need a runoff in December, although this is far from certain. See this article. Thanks to David Gillespie for the link.

IPR previously covered this here and here.

However, even if the Democrats win the Georgia runoff, they are still unlikely to get 60 Senate seats, thus will not have a filibuster-proof majority.

One thought on “Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley will probably send US Senate race into runoff

  1. kiddleddee

    Hooray! John Monds gets over a million votes and Allen Buckley may end up defeating Saxby Chambliss. All in all, I would say it was a good day for the LP/Ga.

    Hell, I may even campaign for Martin in the run-off! (Ahh, not really :-))

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