Great Job, Internet!: The New York Times’ Georgia coverage is trying to give us 2016 election flashbacks

Just as we’re all slowly starting to heal from the events of November 7, 2016—the election itself, mind you, not the ongoing damage from its results—The New York Times is working to drag us back down into a world of charts, meters, and quasi-reliable predictive models. Just a few hours ago, the paper launched its live modeling page for tonight’s special election in Georgia’s 6th district, which will go down in U.S. history as the most expensive House race ever. Waged between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, the election is being viewed by many as a referendum on the success of the Trump presidency, hence the massive influx of outside cash.

(Image: The New York Times)

(Image: The New York Times)

(Image: The New York Times)

But while Handel’s reported win tonight is obviously depressing in that light (and others, given …

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