Solid showing, but not quite the outright majority needed for a runoff:
Roughly five hours after polling locations closed, major networks began projecting that Georgia’s 6th District special election would be heading toward a runoff on June 20.
That means Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel, the race’s top two vote-getters, will have nine more weeks of expensive and heating campaigning before voters will decide who will replace Tom Price, now Trump’s health secretary, as the representative for Atlanta’s affluent, leafy northern suburbs in the House.
The runoff is definitely not a lock but it’s winnable. However it turns out, needless to say the lesson will be that the Democratic Party is permanently doomed because of its perfidious neoliberalism.