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Whoopi Goldberg tries to explain why Jon Ossoff didn't actually lose

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"The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg said the failure of Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia special election wasn't really a loss. "I'm saying I'm not looking at this as a loss," she said. "I'm looking at it as slow progress." (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts on "The View" that she didn't think the failure of Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff in the highly anticipated 6th Congressional District special election in Georgia was a setback for the Democrats.

"People are saying, 'Oh the Democrats can't pull it off.' I just want to say that this race was much closer than anybody thought it was gonna be particularly in a state that has always gone Republican," Goldberg said, comparing the race to the special election in Montana. "So it is that they haven't, uh, pulled it all the way out, or are things are moving in a different direction?"

"The fact remains that since Donald Trump won the election," co-host Joy Behar explained, "since he was nominated, the Democrats have lost three elections. So if you're using Donald Trump for the basis of your campaign, I don't know if it's working. I don't think people are going toward the Democrats in enough numbers at this point. And it's a problem, big problem."

"The bottom line is, you can say it's a loss," Goldberg added later in the segment. "I don't see it that way. I see that Democrats are coming out and they're not coming out in the numbers perhaps you want them to come out in. Montana, we, this kid, the man who ran against the gentleman who won would never have had not one iota of movement had changes not been happening."

"I'm saying I'm not looking at this as a loss," she concluded. "I'm looking at it as slow progress."

"Look I don't think there's anything wrong with the message," she responded to co-hosts saying the Democrat's message was faulty. "I think what's happening is that people need to make decisions. You know, you feel like you don't want to see any more gay people I'm sorry, gay people are here. They're staying."

"You want people to understand how you feel about your God, well I know how you feel about your God," she added. "That's great, but you can't force me to feel about your God how you feel about your God. There are a lot of specifics that people, that people, don't want to hear anymore. They don't want to see a lot of changes, people are tired of change, but this is America, this is what we do!"

Behar underestimated the Democrats' problem — they've actually lost four out of four special elections since Trump was elected.

The special election in Georgia was called relatively early for Republican Karen Handel, who won with 51.9 percent of the vote, while her Democratic opponent garnered only 48.1 percent of the vote.

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