Georgia Primary Predictions

Low turnout.

Less than a third of Georgia’s registered voters are expected to go to the polls Tuesday for a primary election dominated by local races and a relatively low-profile statewide Democratic contest for the U.S. Senate.

“I think turnout will be driven largely by local races,” said Secretary of State Karen Handel, who projected turnout at about 30 percent.

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as voters choose everything from state lawmakers to local sheriffs to members of Congress.

Handel said some counties could beat her projection, depending on local offices or specific issues being decided.

Also, I suspect that Jim Martin will win the Democratic Senate race tomorrow, but go into a runoff. I don’t know whether it will be with Vernon Jones a/k/a Snuggles or Rand Knight, but I’m suspecting it will be with Snuggles.