dws1982 wrote:- A loss for Moore tonight would be, on a state level, a big loss for Governor Ivey. She was the only person who could've changed the date of today's election (which would've been irregular, but she still could have) and decided not to. She said she believed the allegations about Moore, and then supported him in the election. Outside of the candidates themselves, no one has more to lose based on the outcome tonight. If Moore loses, this absolutely will be used in the primaries against her next year.
Okay, let's now marvel at my extremely poor predicting powers. Ivey actually came out of the special election looking pretty good after she insisted that Jones' victory be certified on time when Moore kept trying to throw out legal challenges. And the primaries never made much of an issue out of what she could (or couldn't) have done to "save" the Senate seat. She coasted through the primary with no trouble at all, didn't even show up to the debates, managed to easily avoid a runoff, and with one of the highest approval ratings of any governor in the country, she'll probably be elected to a full term with no trouble.
I'm much better with movies and math.