Will there be a runoff for Secretary of State on the Republican side? Matt Towery seems to think so. Same with the Dem side. Likewise, it looks like there is going to be a runoff for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State. Ugh. Another few weeks of this and I’m going to be in favor of absolute monarchy so we can avoid all this.


  1. techtrack says:

    With 4 people in the race it’s tough to stay out of a run-off. Yesterday, Phil Kent suggested that you watch how much of the vote Charley Bailey pulls. If it’s 10% then, run-off, if it’s 5% Handel wins without a run-off.

    With 6 people it’s even tougher. There will be a run-off on the Dem side.

  2. JRM2016 says:

    That is why it is so important that if you are wavering about turning out on election day that you get out and vote for Karen tomorrow. We don’t need a divisive runoff, we need a nominee that can bring the party together so we can focus on our Dem opposition in November.

    Handel ’06

  3. StevePerkins says:

    I support the notion behind the runoff system, but it certainly is a drain on resources to have an entirely separate special election just for the runoffs. This is why the state should get behind the idea of instant runoff voting (… where voters list candidates by order of preference, so you can factor in people’s second-choice and determine the runoff winner right there on the spot.

  4. pulease says:

    OH NO!….on its face that seems like a pretty decent idea…but from I wouldn’t wish a ranking decision on my worst enemy in most primaries…unless you run the ranking from last to first…

    I for one, would LOVE to see a runoff between Stephens and Handel….that might actually be fun. Holcomb and Reddy, not so much…they’re saying the same thing…and I HOPE they don’t kill each other off in a runoff…

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