Come on, Georgia. How Florida-adjacent do you really want to be?
Although John McCain already conceded the presidency to Barack Obama, reliably Republican Georgia had yet to tally some 100,000 votes from heavily populated counties, complicating the process of awarding the state's 15 electoral votes.
The Associated Press held off calling Georgia for McCain because of outstanding absentee and early votes in the metro Atlanta counties of Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett.
When those votes come in, it's likely that incumbent Senator Saxby Chambliss will face a runoff against his Democratic challenger, Jim Martin. For those of you who don't remember the only guy you ever heard of named Saxby who wasn't an extra-canonical Star Wars character, he's the guy who defeated disabled Vietnam veteran Max Cleland in 2002 with an ad juxtaposing Cleland's face with Osama Bin Laden's. Patton said it best last night:
"Please baby Jesus, make Saxby Chambliss lose in Georgia. Also, it'd be nice if he could wander onto some train tracks and get T-boned by a commuter express."
Tags: Barack Obama, Election Day, Georgia, Jim Martin, John McCain, Patton Oswalt, Saxby Chambliss