Georgia on My Mind

Note that if, as seems reasonably likely, third party candidates get enough votes in Georgia to ensure that neither Martin nor Chambliss gets fifty percent, Georgia law stipulates that there must be a runoff in December, rather than the seat going to the winner of the plurality. I have to assume that the ensuring nationwide attention to the race would probably work to Chambliss’ advantage, since “nationalizing” the contest should be helpful to a GOP candidate in a Republican state. On the other hand, it’s possible that post-election demoralization and disarray will make it difficult for Republicans to organize effectively.