6:30 am: Hark, the herald angels sing & dearest God almighty — Warnock and Osoff have both won, although official declarations on Osoff’s behalf won’t come until later today. Last night’s riveting, tension-fraught, at times unsettling tabulation was brilliantly reported by MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki — what a superstar that guy is! What a heroic workhorse! What a beautiful mind! I’ve never felt a greater allegiance and affection for a TV news reporter & vote analyzer in my life.
8:31 pm: Warnock has pulled ahead of Loeffler, and Osoff is inching (and I mean inching) his way to overtaking Perdue — the Osoff-Perdue vote is now 50-50, but right now [8:44 pm] Osoff is behind by only 450 votes and with more votes to come. I’m presuming that Osoff will finish in the lead, but the final count won’t be known until sometime tomorrow.
A vote almost entirely along racial lines — on one hand “great!”, but on the other hand what kind of venality drove the pro-Loeffler and pro-Perdue white vote? What kind of rotted souls do these people have? Nothing short of appalling. Or do I mean disgusting? Probably the latter.
7:05 pm: DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties will most likely save the day for Warnock and Osoff. But it’ll come in late-ish. I don’t know if I can stand the tension. Question: Why is Steve Kornacki pronouncing DeKalb as “DeCab”?
6:17 pm: Oh, dear God…Perdue is leading Osoff, 50.2% to 49.8%. And Loeffler-Warnock are at 50-50….no! But a projected (not yet tallied) 36% of the total outstanding vote will come from four Democratic counties — DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, Cobb. Not to mention uncounted mail-in votes that could either be added tonight or tomorrow.
6 pm (Pacific) update: This is getting close. I’m a little worried about Osoff-Perdue. The Warnock-Loeffler race is moderately encouraging, but overall it’s really tight.
Earlier: This doesn’t look like a super-tight race to me. At the very least the vote is decisively leaning in Jon Osoff and Raphael Warnock’s favor. What’s the basis for pessimism? Tell me how this isn’t going to end with a double Democrat touchdown and the fall of Mitch McConnell?