We did it! The American people yanked the presidency away from a delusional, dangerous tyrant. In his place, we installed a good man, a man with compassion with strength, integrity, and honor. President-elect Joe Biden is the polar opposite of Donald Trump. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is the first woman elected to this office. She is everything the Donald hates. But we are not done, as The Lincoln Project explains:
‘We’ve come too far to go back to the days of Jim Crow.’
We have a few weeks to gin up our enthusiasm once again. This time, we must take down an equally heartless, soulless creature who calls himself the Grim Reaper of the Senate, Moscow Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
He has been Trump’s dark assistant, blocking all the legislation from the House. Without him, the sitting POTUS could not have reached so close to a dictatorship. Now, two Georgia senators’ runoffs will determine whether Grim, we call him Grim for short, will once again ruthlessly rule, or the Democrats will be able to put Joe Biden’s plans into action.
Unfortunately, the Republicans are pouring millions into the election. They will not easily let loose of their control. But Democrats have the people, not the money interests, at their backs, and we are stronger. FiveThiryEight explains:
‘Georgia has an unusual requirement that candidates must receive a majority of the vote to win an election, and if no one does so, the top two finishers advance to a runoff. We were expecting this to happen in Georgia’s special election for Senate, in which 20 candidates were on the ballot. (In that race, the top two vote-getters were Democrat Raphael Warnock, who has received 32.9 percent of the vote so far, and Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who has received 25.9 percent.)’
The Lincoln Project knows that Georgia has unusual rules that affected this election:
‘But it also happened in Georgia’s regularly scheduled Senate election: Returns currently show Republican Sen. David Perdue at 49.7 percent of the vote and Democrat Jon Ossoff at 48.0 percent. (Libertarian Shane Hazel took the remaining 2.3 percent.) So now both races will be decided in a runoff election on Jan. 5.’
The Georgia race would bring the necessary two seats to the Senate. Stacey Abrams has heaved the state in the right direction with unbelievable getting out the vote:
‘If Democrats win both seats, they would take control of the Senate starting on Jan. 20, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would have the power to break ties in the chamber. But just how likely is a double Democratic victory? Until recently, it would have looked like a pipe dream, as Georgia went into 2020 with a FiveThirtyEight partisan lean2 of R+13. But the state may be undergoing a transformation.’
People working together will help us over that hump. Democrats are so close to winning:
‘Democrats came within 1 or 2 percentage points of winning more votes than Republicans in the first round of both elections. (In the special election, if you add up all the candidates’ vote shares by party, Republicans got 49.4 percent of the votes cast, while Democrats got 48.4 percent.) And at the top of the ticket, Joe Biden appears to have become the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Georgia since 1992.3‘
FiveThirty Eight explained how that happens:
‘What’s more, pollsters — expecting a runoff in the special election — have been asking voters their preference in a Warnock-Loeffler runoff for months, and Warnock has consistently led in those polls. (We haven’t yet seen any polling of the Perdue-Ossoff runoff.) And while it’s true that the polls were significantly off in some states this election, they were actually quite accurate in Georgia.’
Check out the Lincoln Project’s latest ad and soak in the enthusiasm.
We made history November 3rd.
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— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) November 13, 2020
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