On Monday, former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to remind Georgians of the registration deadline for the upcoming Senate elections in their state. Monday was the last day on which Georgians could register to vote in those elections, the former president noted. The races will determine control of the Senate for the next two years — two Democratic wins would leave the chamber 50-50, but vice presidents break ties, and Kamala Harris will soon assume the role of vice president. Top Trump official Kayleigh McEnany seemed to implicitly acknowledge Biden’s win during a recent appearance on Fox, where she warned of the possibility of Harris casting deciding votes if Democrats win.
Meanwhile, Obama commented as follows:
‘To all of you in Georgia, today is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming runoff election. Take a few minutes right now to register to vote, and then make sure everybody you know is registered, too. ‘ iwillvote.com/GAvotes
To all of you in Georgia, today is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming runoff election. Take a few minutes right now to register to vote, and then make sure everybody you know is registered, too. https://t.co/2Ob571igh3 pic.twitter.com/SslnFSWMfi
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 7, 2020
Recently, President Donald Trump made a rally appearance in Georgia to stump for the Republican Senate candidates in the state, but he used this rally to air some of many personal grievances. Trump’s lies about widespread fraud in the electoral process could depress Republican turnout in Georgia if his supporters distrust the system enough to stay home. Even small shifts in turnout could be enough to swing the Senate races one way or the other, since President-elect Joe Biden’s recent win in the state was razor-thin. After Trump won the state by about 5 percent in 2016, Biden won by just 0.26 percent in 2020.
A Democrat-led Senate could make accomplishing some of President-elect Joe Biden’s key agenda items significantly easier. For instance, Democrats would be more liable to support comprehensive COVID-19 relief, and they’d also be more inclined than Republicans to support the government investment in clean energy that Biden has proposed. As his presidency draws to a close, Trump has seemed AWOL — the COVID-19 crisis is continuing to rage, with urgent needs for relief on the part of the American people, but Trump seems more interested in whining on Twitter about the election outcome and television coverage that he doesn’t like.
Check out Twitter’s response to Obama below: