The Circle is Complete as Democrats Take the Senate

Mish

As of 3:00 AM, one of the Georgia Senate races is not yet called, but it soon will be, for the Democrats.

Cook Political Analysis Has Seen Enough 

Dave Wasserman is U.S. House editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.

Not Official Yet 

This is not official yet, but it's over. 

The only question remaining is the margin of victory. Here's how we know it's over. 

Where the Remaining Vote Is

Where Votes Remain

The remaining vote is overwhelmingly Democrat according to the Nate Cohn's Election Tracker Needle.

We think about 76,000 votes remain. If that's right, Perdue would need to win about 58 percent of those votes. We think he's on track to win between <5 and 50 percent. (Our best guess is 26 right now)

Going Down With Trump's Ship

Jennifer Medina, NYT: Perdue campaign claims in new statement that they believe they won and will use “every available resource and exhaust every recourse to ensure all legally cast ballots are properly counted” — echoing Trump.

Meanwhile, Ossoff’s lead continues to grow. He’s now up by 12,806 votes. That’s larger than Biden’s victory in the state in November.

Never-Ending Lies

Stop the Steal

Today, the US senate will count the votes.  In the process, they will stop Trump's blatant attempt to steal the election. 

The Circle is Complete

In 2016 Trump won the election and had a majority in the both the House and Senate.

I would have preferred that Republicans keep the Senate for fiscal reasons even though they were piss poor fiscal stewards. 

It was not to be. Democrats completed the circle and hold the Executive Office, House, and Senate.

Got Gold?

Mish

Comments (47)
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Sechel
Sechel

i don't quite get what happened, find it hard to believe that some voters went for warnock and purdue , splitting the ticket. perhaps more likely they only voted for one senator? either way its a mystery i'm looking to follow up on over my morning cofee.

Sechel
Sechel

the circle is complete. in four years trump managed to lose the presidency and both houses of congress. its a loser tri-fecta

nzyank
nzyank

I think most americans want a funtional government as opposed to a disfunctional government. This is now a possibilty, in which case we should see the price of gold begin to come down in 2021. I'm perfectly fine if republicans and libertarians choose to plow all their money into gold though....

amigator
amigator

It's actually kind of good, JB will have no excuses now and well of course he has spent well over 40 years getting us to this point. Maybe he can finish what he started.

Last time we had this we got Obama care you remember the insurance where you can keep your doctor promised then by the Chief Executive. What could go wrong?

Lance Manly
Lance Manly

I believe you predicted a 50/50 Senate back in October. Congrats. I would expect there will be some use of the congressional review act for some of the rules that the administration has made as it was headed out the door. Needs only a simple majority.

Mish
Mish

Editor

Perdue has chickens.

cknoas
cknoas

who cares who win as long as gold prices is Up Up on the way.

JonSellers
JonSellers

"I would have preferred that Republicans keep the Senate for fiscal reasons"

I never would have thought Mish was such a big fan of budget deficits.

Sechel
Sechel

Kamalla Harris just became a lot moe important. She's now the likely tie breaker in the Senate. Her stature just went up bigly

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

I don’t think this is going give the Dems any kind of huge mandate. We’ll see what they can do....I don’t expect too much.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again
  1. Gold, Tax
  2. Don't expect Facebook + cohort to be split up
  3. Expect US narratives to be more controlled along lines of China
  4. Even more lobbying & undercover influencing - if that's possible
  5. ++money to "favourite" ideological projects abroad, no US benefit
Realist
Realist

Trump and his Republican cult members aren’t done yet. I’m waiting for the coup to begin. The show isn’t over. Trump still has time to break more stuff.

ohno
ohno

I don't think 'fiscally responsible" is ever going to happen and if it does it appears in stupid ways: billions for overseas, $600 for the slaves at home.

Greenmountain
Greenmountain

Maybe we can finally calm down. With these narrow victories, Dems are not going far left progressive. In fact, maybe some common sense legislation can actually get accomplished. The center could prevail - how exciting.

Peter_from_Dallas
Peter_from_Dallas

It will be interesting to see if the Democrats can pass anything in the next few years. They have a very narrow margin in House. It's less than the number of people in the Squad. They have a single vote margin in the Senate. They pretty much have to get everyone to agree on any legislation they want to pass. For a party that seem to only be united on their desire to stop Trump, that will likely be extremely challenging.

I think one of the earliest indication on whether they can get anything through will be if they can eliminate the filibuster. It only takes one defection on their side to stop it. If they can be unified enough to get that through, they might be unified enough to pass other legislation. If they can't, I wouldn't expect much to happen over the next few years.

Jackula
Jackula

I think a lot of change is coming. The populist lane is still wide open. This was an anti-Trump election not a mandate for the Dems. If more power isn't shared with the working class and we don't begin to deal with the ever widening chasm between the rich and poor a smarter populist will do a lot more than Trump. If it wasn't for the pandemic Trump would have been re-elected with control over the house, senate and supreme court. The BLM movement is already gearing up for spring protests. Here in LA about half the working population works in the service industry and a large portion are idled with it being quite difficult to get unemployment. Meanwhile an estimated 4 billion has been stolen from Ca's uneployment system thanks to our incompetent state government lending a lot more impetus to a recall push on Ca Gov Gavin Newsome. Buckle up folks, its gonna be an "interesting" ride!


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