Stephen Wolf+ Your Authors @PoliticsWolf @DKElections staff writer covering voting rights, gerrymandering, maps, & poli sci. Get the Voting Rights Roundup weekly newsletter Aug. 28, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

WHOA: This could be a major boon to Democratic chances of flipping the Senate if confirmed. There would be a 2020 special election for the remaining 2 years of Isakson's term #GAsen

It's confirmed. Damn, Isakson is resigning due to poor health

Georgia last had a Senate special election concurrent with the 2000 general election, when Democrat Zell Miller beat Republican Mack Mattingly. But that was officially a nonpartisan contest. Would 2020's #GAsen special also lack party labels? 

Based on my reading of Georgia law, the #GAsen special election for GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson's seat would occur on Nov. 3 2020 with all candidates running on a single partisan ballot, & a Jan. 5 2021 runoff if no one wins a majority 

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