Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff appear to have won their respective Georgia Senate runoff elections against Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. The special runoff election happened on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 because neither candidate in either race was able to get above the 50% threshold of votes during the general election in November, which is required in Georgia. If the current projections hold, then that means Democrats will control the House, Senate, and most likely, the Presidency.
Finger-pointing within the GOP and among voters has already begun. Big voices like Mitt Romney place the blame squarely on Trump due to his behavior after the 2020 election. They say that Trump stoked malcontent and distrust in the election process. But the reality is that Trump is reacting to what is happening on the streets among his constituents. Trump does not need to criticize the election process for Georgia voters to criticize it for themselves. And Trump did not call for Georgians to stay home. Quite the contrary. He rallied the vote.
Former Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams is getting a ton of credit from California liberals and elected officials alike. They say she flipped the state. Gretchen Whitmer, the now-disgraced Governor of Michigan, posted a strange picture of a candle with an idealized religious-style portrait of Stacey Abrams on it. Stacey Abrams still maintains that the 2018 race was stolen from her and that she is the rightful Governor of Georgia. Somehow she isn’t blamed for a lack of turnout. Trump says he was cheated in the 2020 Presidential Election and is blamed for a lack of turnout.
The reasons behind the potential GOP Senate loss in Georgia aren’t that complicated. First of all, there is all of the money pouring into the state of Georgia from California and New York. Millions upon millions of dollars. Then, there is the looming reality of cheating which may take years to fully unravel and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt. And lastly, there have been huge demographic shifts in Georgia, especially during virus time. People are leaving poorly run Democratic states and fleeing to red states, only to make them blue just like the places they left. These people are attracted to the low cost of living and low regulations but they don’t understand that public policy is what makes that type of lifestyle possible.
Rumblings from within the GOP may signal for a heel-turn away from the Trump era. That simply will not work… at least not any time soon. The reality is that if not for Trump, then the country would be faced with a second term of Hillary Clinton rather than a contested term of Joe Biden. Big Tech, the political establishment, mainstream media, and corporate oligarchs had all their chips in the center of the table on Hillary Clinton. When that didn’t work, they were shocked and scrambled to find ways to rectify that situation. And here we are.
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