Still… More Work to Do in US Election Betting Season

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Still… More Work to Do in US Election Betting Season
Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia. Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images/AFP

It has been two weeks since the most consequential US Election in a lifetime. And while a clear victor has been determined, not all have accepted the results. Yup, Donald Trump continues to claim that he WON the Election and that it was “rigged”.

While the full resolution on that front is still up in the air, the full US Political landscape in the US isn’t quite determined on another front either. All eyes will be on Georgia where control of the Senate will be on the line in a pair of runoff Elections on January 5. If the Democrats win both, they control all three branches of Government and essentially get to rubber-stamp any policy they see fit. If the Republicans win just one, Mitch McConnell and company will have the opportunity to make things difficult for Joe Biden, just as he did for Barack Obama.

Let’s take a peek at that all-important Senate race and they look onto the crystal ball for what might happen in 2024.

Georgia on their minds

Georgia has traditionally been a Republican stronghold. But Joe Biden’s flipping of the state on November 3 certainly makes the two Senate runoffs a whole lot more interesting. The Republicans are favored in both races, but both were favored on November 3 as well. Each failed to garner the necessary 50% of the votes that would have returned them to Washington.

In the first race, Democrat challenger Raphael Warnock actually got more of the public vote than Kelly Loeffler, but her numbers were diluted by another Republican in the four-horse race, Doug Collins. Hopes for Republicans are that they can consolidate Loeffler and Collins votes to get over that 50% threshold.

U.S. Senate Georgia Senate Runoff

U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA). Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images/AFP.

In the second race, Democrat Challenger Jon Ossoff was +100 on Election Day and incumbent David Perdue was the -135 favorite to return to Washington. Perdue got 49.7% of the vote, just missing the 50% barrier required to claim victory while Ossoff recorded 48%.

U.S. Senate Georgia Senate Runoff

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Round 2 Chances

You can bet that both parties will be pouring all of their resources into Georgia. The Dems will likely trot out Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and Stacey Abrams, while Donald Trump could stump for the Republicans. While Obama/Biden/Abrams will certainly be a draw, it remains to be seen whether or not citizens of Georgia who voted for Trump may be growing tired of his act and his claims that he indeed won the Election. Could Trump actually be a liability?

Georgia is in true tossup-land, making the two Democratic underdogs some good value as far as politics betting goes.

U.S. 2024 Presidential Election

The oddsmakers have been busy since Election Day looking into their crystal ball and compiling a list of names and odds for the 2024 campaign. Kamala Harris leads the way at +600 with Mike Pence close behind at +800. Joe Biden, who will be 82 if he is sworn in for a second term in 2025 is the co-third-favorite along with Nikki Haley, who hopes to emerge from Donald Trump’s shadow and make a run.

Down the list, as the seventh-choice is Donald Trump Sr., who threatens to throw a wrench into the whole race. Will he run again? And if so, will Haley, Tim Scott, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and all other Republicans stand back and put a pause on their Presidential dreams?

The smart money is on Harris whose odds at BetOnline are likely to only get shorter as 2024 nears.

  • Kamala Harris +600
  • Mike Pence +800
  • Joe Biden +900
  • Nikki Haley +900
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez +1000
  • Andrew Yang +1200
  • Pete Buttigieg +1400
  • Donald Trump Sr. +1600
  • Michelle Obama +1600
  • Beto O’Rourke +1800
  • Bernie Sanders +2000
  • Stacey Abrams +2000
  • Andrew Cuomo +2500
  • Tim Scott +2500
  • Elizabeth Warren +2800
  • John Kasich +3300
  • Mark Cuban +3300
  • Ted Cruz +3300
  • Michael Bloomberg +3500
  • Amy Klobuchar +4000
  • Cory Booker +4000
  • Donald Trump Jr. +4000
  • Gretchen Whitmer +4000
  • Josh Hawley +4000
  • Dan Crenshaw +5000
  • Deval Patrick +5000
  • Sherrod Brown +5000
  • Tom Cotton +5000
  • Tulsi Gabbard +5000
  • Kanye West +5150
  • Jon Stewart +6600
  • Paul Ryan +6600
  • Val Demmings +6600
  • Kristi Noem +6900
  • Hillary Clinton +8000
  • Michael Bennet +8000
  • Candace Owens +10000
  • Meghan Markle +10000
  • Mitt Romney +10000
  • Ron DeSantis +12500
  • Condoleezza Rice +15000
  • Eric Garcetti +15000
  • Eric Holder +15000
  • Gavin Newsom +15000
  • Howard Schultz +15000
  • Jamie Dimon +15000
  • Jared Kushner +15000
  • Julian Castro +15000
  • Kayleigh McEnany +15000
  • Kirsten Gillibrand +15000
  • Mike Pompeo +15000
  • Rand Paul +15000
  • Tammy Baldwin +15000
  • Tammy Duckworth +15000
  • Tom Steyer +15000
  • Charlie Baker +20000
  • George P. Bush +20000
  • Greg Abbott +20000
  • Jeff Flake +20000
  • Joe Kennedy III +20000
  • Lindsey Graham +20000
  • Tommy Tuberville +20000

Presidet Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP

Democratic Nominee for the 2024 Election

As mentioned previously, Kamala Harris is where the smart money is going in the race to be the Democratic Nominee in 2024. Some intriguing longshots at BetOnline are Michelle Obama at +1200 and Mark Cuban at +2000.

  • Kamala Harris +300
  • Joe Biden +700
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez +750
  • Andrew Yang +800
  • Beto O’Rourke +1000
  • Pete Buttigieg +1000
  • Bernie Sanders +1200
  • Michelle Obama +1200
  • Stacey Abrams +1200
  • Andrew Cuomo +1600
  • Elisabeth Warren +1800
  • Mark Cuban +2000
  • Michael Bloomberg +2000
  • Amy Klobuchar +2500
  • Cory Booker +2500
  • Gretchen Whitmer +2500
  • Deval Patrick +3300
  • Sherrod Brown +3300
  • Tulsi Gabbard +4000
  • Val Demmings +4000
  • Hillary Clinton +5000
  • Michael Bennet +6000
  • Kirsten Gillibrand +10000
  • Tammy Baldwin +10000
  • Tammy Duckworth +10000

US President Donald Trump and US Vice President Mike Pence. Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP

Republican Nominee for the 2024 Election

Donald Trump Sr. holds all of the cards here. If he decides to run at age 78 and wants to go through all of the trappings that come along with arguably the most difficult job in America, the nomination is his, thanks to an unwavering base. John Kasich at +800 is an intriguing name for centrist-Republicans, as is once-Republican-darling Paul Ryan at +2000. He would love another wipe at American politics.

  • Mike Pence +350
  • Nikki Haley +350
  • Donald Trump Sr. +800
  • John Kasich +800
  • Josh Hawley +800
  • Ted Cruz +800
  • Tim Scott +1200
  • Tom Cotton +1200
  • Dan Crenshaw +1400
  • Donald Trump Jr. +1600
  • Paul Ryan +2000
  • Kristi Noem +2500
  • Candace Owens +3300
  • Mitt Romney +3300
  • Jared Kushner +4000
  • Rand Paul +4000
  • Ron DeSantis +4000
  • Condoleezza Rice +5000
  • Mike Pompeo +5000
  • Lindsey Graham +6000
  • Jeff Flake +6600
  • Tommy Tuberville +6600
  • Charlie Baker +7500
  • Greg Abbott +7500
  • George P. Bush +8000
  • Kayleigh McEnany +10000

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