This week, the national media and national Democrats claimed a premature victory in the Georgia sixth congressional district special election, which they saw as a referendum on President Trump.
But they suffered a rude awakening.
When all the votes were counted, Democrat Jon Ossoff found himself in a runoff against Republican Karen Handel rather than the outright win he and his funders had hoped for.
Ossoff finished with 48.1 percent of the vote, short of the 50 percent needed for a clean win. He will face Handel, the top Republican vote-getter, with 19.8 percent of the total. Get ready to hear media pundits and Democrats claim that these results will lead to a Democratic win in June.
But it’s not over yet. The special election had 18 contenders on the ballot, 11 of them Republicans. Democrats coalesced around Ossoff, who raised more than $8 million, with 95 percent ...