A Democratic win in the presidential column of the 2020 elections seems imminent, but one group of Republicans are putting in the time to fight for some of the down ballot seats, particularly in the U.S. Senate, on behalf of Republican candidates. The Lincoln Project, a group of former Republican strategists who have denounced the president and the path he’s led their party down, reminded Americans on Friday that the fight is not over.
We’re staying in the fight: to defeat Trumpism we must also defeat David Purdue.
Let’s elect Jon Ossoff. pic.twitter.com/HyCiqXtDw8
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 6, 2020
At the time of the tweet’s posting, Democrats hold 48 seats in the upcoming Senate, Republicans hold 48 seats, as well, two Senate seats – Alaska and North Carolina – are still pending, and the two Georgia seats are set for a runoff. Biden may have won, but these special elections are critical for the Democratic Party going forward.
In North Carolina, Thom Tillis is ahead by just under 100,000 votes and in Alaska, Republican candidate Dan Sullivan is leading with 62 percent of the vote. Winning the two seats headed for special elections is the Democrat’s only chance of ending the 2020 Senate race in a tie, potentially with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker.
Both David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, Georgia’s Republican senators, are embroiled in insider trading scandals, acting as part of the worst of the swamp Trump promised his supporters he’d drain. Apparently, The Lincoln Project intends to hold their own party accountable for keeping their promises and ridding themselves of the worst they have to offer.
Twitter offered their appreciation for the efforts of The Lincoln Project in the 2020 elections and voiced their support of both Ossoff and Warnock, Loeffler’s challenger. Read some of their comments below: