Georgia voters decide the balance of US Senate power today that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to enact what may be the most progressive governing agenda in generations.
The GOP is unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to undermine the integrity of the nation’s voting systems may discourage voters in Georgia.
At a rally in northwest Georgia on the eve of Tuesday’s runoffs, Trump repeatedly declared that the November elections were plagued by fraud that Republican officials, including his former attorney general and Georgia’s elections chief, say did not occur.
Loser Lame-DuckDonald and president-elect Joe campaigned in Georgia before a crucial Senate runoff Biden appeared in Atlanta alongside Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to stump for the two Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Biden and Harris underscored how important the state is for Democrats in setting the policy table in 2021.
If Ossoff and Warnock win their races it will give The Democrats control of the senate as vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will break all ties once sworn in. Trump campaigned for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue during a premature Victory Rally at Dalton Regional Airport.
I once taught at an HBCU in Georgia and I can attest to a similar division there at The Peach State that exists in the nation today. The stakes are high as the world watches and waits.