Updated – 2021/01/06, 06:50 PM EST
The results of the Georgia runoff election results do not make any logical sense to me. In the last 2 months I have probably seen political ads over 1000 times! No exaggeration. All for the 2 senate seats. There was not a single ad for Public Service Commission District 4, and yet the Republican running for this seat got more votes than Republicans running for either senate seat:
You can also grab NY Times’ data using this Linux one-liner (assuming you have curl and jq installed):
$ curl -s https://static01.nyt.com/elections-assets/2020/data/api/2021-01-05/state-page/georgia.json | jq -Mc '.data.races.candidates|[.votes,.last_name,.party_id]' | tr -d '["]'
The result matches official GA site:
2272277,Warnock,democrat 2189111,Loeffler,republican 2253203,Ossoff,democrat 2208129,Perdue,republican 2227870,McDonald,republican 2185670,Blackman,democrat
McDonald got ~15K more votes than Perdue, and ~38K more than Loeffler.
So the question is: How did this happen? How did Republicans manage to vote more for a less important race?
Do you really believe Republicans would vote more for Public Service Commission District 4 than two senate seats ???
It sure smells like fraud. As if ballots were thrown out … or switched to Democrats.
Also, the Democrat for Commission District 4 got less votes than other Democrats. As if many fake ballots were produced rapidly just for the senate seats, and perpetrators didn’t have time to fill in this seat.
How about November 2020 senate election data? I combine both senate races:
$ curl -s 'https://static01.nyt.com/elections-assets/2020/data/api/2020-11-03/state-page/georgia.json' | jq -Mc '.data.races[1,2].candidates|[.party_id,.last_name,.votes]' | tr -d '["]' | tee november.csv republican,Perdue,2462617 democrat,Ossoff,2374519 libertarian,Hazel,115039 write-ins,Write-ins,265 democrat,Warnock,1617035 republican,Loeffler,1273214 republican,Collins,980454 democrat,Jackson,324118 democrat,Lieberman,136021 democrat,Johnson-Shealey,106767 democrat,James,94406 republican,Grayson,51592 democrat,Slade,44945 republican,Jackson,44335 republican,Taylor,40349 republican,Johnson,36176 libertarian,Slowinski,35431 democrat,Winfield,28687 democrat,Tarver,26333 independent,Buckley,17954 green,Fortuin,15293 independent,Bartell,14640 independent,Stovall,13318 independent,Greene,13293 write-ins,Write-ins,34
I open the results in Excel, and try to combine data into Left and Right candidates. Republican and Libertarian is obviously Right. Democrat and Green are obviously Left. I give the Left a huge boost by including Independents with the Left, and despite this …
The Right Wins. What’s surprising is that the Right lost both Senate Runoff Elections. Why?
Something is very rotten in the state of Georgia!
If you missed it: https://phzoe.com/2021/01/06/georgia-senate-runoff-timestamp-data/