07 November 2018

[MB McCart] - TPC Real Politick: The REAL Story of GA Politics & the Kemp Victory on the Day After

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| Covington, GA | Newton Co. |

Howdy, folks.

Per the Secretary of State's election results page, we've finally hit 100% of precincts reporting & it's looking like Kemp is going to make it without a runoff with approx. 1.97 million votes & 50.4%. A little tighter than most folks were thinking.

So, what's the rub? That real story? How did Kemp avoid a runoff he may very well have lost in which we all would have suffered unmercifully.

If you're thankful, you can thank Yours Truly & about 65,000 other people.

That was the number of Libertarians, libertarians (non-dues-paying-members), GA Liberty folks, Ron-and-Rand-Paul Republicans, Independents, disaffected Democrats & Classical Liberals who voted for the Libertarians down ballot but voted for Kemp. 

Kemp avoided a runoff by approx 15,000 votes. 

The data supports this*.

So, hug a libertarian. Write a Thank You note. Send flowers. A nice Lodi Zinfandel?

One last thing. Though most folks will be too obtuse or just have their heads so far up their posteriors to realize it (God Bless the Common Man), but this is a big deal. This is a powerful voting bloc with the ability to push a pro-Freedom agenda & even act as kingmakers of sorts.

It's time for the Georgia Liberty movement to party like it's 2011 & 2012! It's time to get the band back together.

That's the way I see it.

As, always. Thanks for reading. 

- MBM 

*# of votes for David Graham, Libertarian candidate for GA PSC 3: 101,817; # of votes for Ted Metz, Libertarian candidate for Governor: 36,881


  1. You learn in Political Science 101 that one of the reasons for a two-party system in America is plurality elections. Unlike most European systems, political alignments and compromises are made BEFORE the election, instead of AFTER the election. Yes, thanks to many Libertarians who resisted the urge to cast a feel-good vote, we will be spared a runoff. However, perhaps Georgia needs to rid ourselves of this holdover from the one-party days and go to plurality elections instead of requiring a majority. Of course, this cuts both ways. In Arizona, it looks like the Green Party candidate (most of whose voters surely would have voted for the Democrat if forced to choose between only two candidates) siphoned off 3% of the vote-- enough to give the Republican the plurality, and thus the election.

    1. Good points all, Mr. Fred. And you're right, it definitely cuts both ways.

      What are your thoughts on Instant Runoff Voting (IRV)?

    2. Explain what "Instant Runoff Voting" is, please.

    3. Basically the same as ranked voting where you can vote for just one, or two or more in a ranked manner.

  2. And a few additional thoughts:

    I think in a few weeks Georgia will have its first Democratic state Constitutional Officer in 8 years as I think Barrow will defeat Raffensperger in the runoff.

    Not so sure about PSC 3. The Democrats won't get motivated for that one & Eaton, being the shill for Big Energy that he is, will buy his way to victory.

    1. Absolutely spot on per usual Mr. McCart

    2. Just what Georgia needs: a Democratic secretary of state who will not purge the voters' list of unqualified people; won't enforce voter ID; encourages local officials to register non-citizens; and will oversee recounts. George Soros will be so happy.


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