Democrats are messaging internally to brace for a huge Republican lead when the first returns come in, a senior aide for Jon Ossoff’s campaign tells CNN.
Democrats anticipate that what’s going to be reported first are smaller, conservative counties, counting in-person voting. They are expecting a majority of today’s vote could go GOP.
“We will be wildly down tonight,” says the senior aide. But the aide says the campaigns are urging to not read too much into tonight until the four big counties come in.