Thursday, June 22, 2017

If You Seed, You Won't Have to Cede

Newly elected Rep. Karen Handel and husband Steve (WSJ)
People who have a life may not know that there was a special election on Tuesday for a House district in Georgia. (President Trump named Representative Mick Mulvaney to be White House budget director, and the election determined who would serve out Mr. Mulvaney's term.)

Normally few outside the state would care about the race, but the Democrats nationalized the election by making it a referendum on Donald Trump. With party pride at stake, the total amount spent--$31 million for Democrat Jon Ossoff and $23 million for Republican Karen Handel--dwarfed that of any previous House race.

Ms. Handel won with 53% of the vote.

Continued losing--they are zero for five in special elections since November--has made some Democrats crazy. No, they are not blaming the Russians again. Instead, it's bad weather: [bold added]
At DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, which sits in the state’s 5th District but is close to a heavily Democratic part of the 6th District, 4.58 inches of rain fell between noon and 4 p.m. Eastern Time — almost as much as typically falls in the entire month of June. But in Cobb County, home to more Republican voters, far less rain has fallen. As of 4 p.m. at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, just 0.86 inches of rain had fallen.
Democrats can even out any advantage Republicans have with the Meteorologist-in-the-sky because they are the party of science. They can use cloud seeding to cause the rain to fall on Republican neighborhoods and lower Republican turnout. If Democrats seed, they won't have to cede (elections).

Meanwhile, in the land of the non-scientists they believe that God "sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust" alike. (Matt 5:45) Rubes!

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