Atlanta, Georgia 2020-11-05 21:32:45 –
In the last 48 hours, there’s been something like 1,854,865,732 tweets about what’s happening in the Georgia poll. Not all of them have been done. .. .. correct. For example, voters’ ABC footage confused Georgia with Georgia. (Hint: The country is about 6,300 miles east.)
Then there is this Tweet from FiveThirtyEight Editor Nate Silver It suggests that journalists were distracted by some of the bigger news from Georgia: “Even among reporters, there will still be two spills in Georgia on January 5th. I don’t know if it’s really sinking. It will decide control of the Senate. “(The race isn’t officially called, but incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue voted for the January 5 final. Seems to play against Democrat John Osov.)
About 86% (and counts) of journalists in the state have stepped up to break the record. “Here in Georgia, we know / plan for a few months of probability!” GPB Steven Fowler counterattacks..
Judging by the volume and timing of Fowler’s tweets since the election day, he sleeps on average about three hours per night. But he didn’t delay it. Stan and suh-PORT-lo-cull-JOUR-nuh-lizm. ” (To further educate about such things, sCheck out our convenient Out-of-Towners’ Guide to Atlanta and Georgia. Silver may want to bookmark it.)
“Georgia and the South are often limited to parachute reporting, widespread generalization and fetishization of politics and culture,” Fowler continued. “And enjoy the fact that people are paying special attention to the work of my colleagues on print / TV /. The radio is doing in this great condition.”
In honor of Fowler and his fellow writers, we have collected 20 tweets from 20 Georgia-based journalists. These journalists helped deal with enthusiasts, whether they live in the United States or in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. The last two days. We recommend that you follow each task. Mania seems to last at least another two months before the Senate spill. And this is 2020, and it’s doubtful if there’s one late news day in between.
Let’s start with one of Fowler’s tweets from 3:24 IN THE MORNING on November 4th (reconfirm the timestamp).
It’s 3:22 am. The county has stopped uploading. There may be 250,000 votes left. I plan to fall asleep 20 hours a day.
See everything within a few hours to keep understanding everything. In addition, see the smooth election day voting and the quirky count breakdown. pic.twitter.com/JZiTFDTwI8
— Steven Fowler covers Georgia elections! (@Stphnfwlr) November 4, 2020
Let’s take a closer look at the truth known to state-based reporters (not too much).
Georgians are keen to be amazed at how the state is actually working. It’s always in play. There are people here who have been working in the field for years. Regardless of the outcome of the election, you are seeing the fruits of their tireless efforts.
— Beth McKibben → Vote 😷 (@TheLazySusan) November 4, 2020
Speaking of “working in the field”. .. ..
When Governor Burns told me a few weeks ago that this would work, I must admit that I thought Governor Burns was alone. But — as far as the coalition — he seems to have been basically right. https://t.co/UUAXbwlX8D pic.twitter.com/crHnELbLDK
— Charles.Bethea (@charlesbethea) November 5, 2020
Well, this tweet is not about election coverage. However, this story should be read because Georgians and non-Georgians alike are trying to better understand the diversity of DeKalb County (especially the Buford Highway).
When that happened (and maybe @jakesilverstein + Remaining @NYTmag The crew is just a clairvoyant), DeKalb County, which is now a central factor in tightening votes in Georgia, will be on the cover of Times Mag on Sunday: https: //t.co/oejrGivxgm
— Matthew Shaer (@matthewshaer) November 5, 2020
This is AJC A behind-the-scenes thread of a reporter on ballot counting at the Phillips Arena (including a cigar-wielding county commissioner):
This is a beehive in the State Farm Arena Suite that Fulton County is about to complete the final processing of the approximately 142,000 absentee ballots it received by mail. @ajc pic.twitter.com/jHajwZlDRa
— Ben Blash (@ben_brasch) November 5, 2020
“Thank you, gentleman” was a very nice touch from this latest news post from the WABE host:
Breaking News: Judge James Base Jr. of Chatham Cty Superior Court Re: Georgia GOP proceedings alleging that the county counted votes after the Trump campaign and Georgia deadlines. Judge Bass: “After hearing the evidence, I refuse the request and dismiss the petition. Thank you to the gentleman.”
— Rose Scott (@waberosescott) November 5, 2020
Ann AJC Political reporters pointed out the moment when Senator David Perdue fell below 50 percent in competition with John Osov.
US Senator David Perdue is below 50 percent of Georgia.If this is true, he will face Democrat John @Ossoff The January 5 spill could determine Senate rule, along with other Georgian races. #gasen #gapol pic.twitter.com/nFVueLZ4jW
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) November 5, 2020
In Georgia, there was a very gradual voting process, so AJC Reporters (and contributors to the magazine’s “The Way We Live Politics” package) called on the late Congressman John Lewis.
I know John Lewis is laughing. I reread his last words at the New York Times on Election Day. Because they tell the truth in this particular election (and really beyond that). This reminds me of his defense of democracy: https://t.co/Il2cF66Q1J https://t.co/40SaQZ3Nra
— This is Mariah Carey Stan account (@ newsworthy17) November 5, 2020
There is a reminder from a WSB-TV investigative journalist that there is no evidence that Democrats are stealing something. .. ..
For those who somehow claim that Georgia’s electoral authorities are trying to “steal” Joe Biden’s elections – remember that Georgia’s Secretary of State is a Republican Trump supporter.
— Justin Gray (@JustinGrayWSB) November 5, 2020
Suburbs, they are weird (or have changed for some time now, but still):
Having covered much of Georgia’s elections, it’s still very strange to see Democrats with an 18-point advantage by looking at the numbers for the former Republican fortress in Gwinnett County. #gapol
— Jay Bookman (@jaysbookman) November 5, 2020
Our own brave Thomas Wheatley investigated the scenes inside and outside the State Farm Arena.
— Thomas Wheatley (@thomaswheatley) November 5, 2020
Everything I wanted to know about the absentee ballot ruling but was afraid to ask:
— Chris Joyner (@cjoyner) November 5, 2020
Or if you don’t want to read the above AJC Story, this is the TL; DR version of the WABE reporter.
Fulton County also states that it has ruled 25,000 votes in addition to scanning thousands of absentee votes. This involves a three-member committee of Republicans, Democrats, and county elections to consider handwritten absentee ballots rejected by scanners. pic.twitter.com/e5St2EuUp8
— Emil Moffatt (@EmilMoffatt) November 4, 2020
And we initially thought we would finish Georgia by noon today (hahahahaha):
No one knows how many votes still need to be counted in Georgia to be clear. No provisional vote has been held throughout the state. Even so, the deadline for military and international voting is Friday at 5 pm. #gapol
— Johnny Kaufman (@JohnnyIK) November 5, 2020
Did you think Georgia became a fierce battle state overnight? Think again:
Georgia is not a “sudden” battlefield. The surge in Democratic representatives in the state ballot box is the result of intensive efforts to re-engage / re-authorize voters who have been deprived of their civil rights.
Excellent and very timely @soljourno Story from @carlisanjohnson: Https: //t.co/rYmRPTPu4M
— Keren Landman (@landmanspeaking) November 5, 2020
Its entire battlefield-state-overnight nonsense details:
I just talked to a longtime Georgian political professor who was surprised by a phone call from a shocked reporter in Washington, DC.
We laughed. The state has been shifting the Democratic Party for years.
“This is not your father or grandfather Georgia,” he said. “It’s another Georgia.”
— Jenny Jarvie (@JennyJarvie) November 5, 2020
Recall that counting 159 counties is difficult. Not to mention not all votes in the county can be counted.
..@GabrielSterling We do this on a county-by-county basis to explain what is happening in each county’s outstanding absentee ballot.
This is a great opportunity to remind you that Georgia has 159 counties and 159 county election departments.
— Emma N. Hurt (@Emma_Hurt) November 5, 2020
And a warning: In the second most populous county of these counties, the absentee ballot ruling (see Primer above!) Will take some time.
Returning officer Christie Royston does not say whether it will be completed tonight or tomorrow. Initial estimates said this would continue until Saturday, but “as long as productivity can be maintained,” people said they would continue to count until the evening. https://t.co/HJb68882qs
— Amanda Coin (@AmandaCCoyne) November 5, 2020
And just as you thought you couldn’t be more nervous today, President Trump addressed the country-and, in other resentments, blamed Georgia’s election integrity.40 years AJC Political reporters politely pointed out:
Just now on television, President Donald Trump says that states not yet called in the presidential election are states run by the corrupt Democratic Party. About Georgia… ..
— Jim Galloway (@politicalinsidr) November 5, 2020
Ann AJC A state legislature reporter quickly found a good way to summarize how fast voting was shifting for this particular battlefield.
— Maya T. Prabhu (@MayaTPrabhu) November 6, 2020