In November, in the same election that saw Donald Trump lose what has been a red states for decades, Georgia, neither the Republican nor the Democratic candidates for senator won more than fifty percent, forcing a special election runoff on January 5, 2021. While the impeached, one-term president who lost the popular vote twice prepares for another super spreader rally to stump for Georgia’s Republican candidates (and mostly talk about himself), Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock have a much more beloved political figure supporting them: former First Lady Michelle Obama.
The last day to vote in the Georgia runoff for the U.S. Senate is this Tuesday, January 5th. If you’re voting in-person on #ElectionDay, you will need an ID. Take a few minutes today to make sure you’re ready to make your voice heard with @WhenWeAllVote and @VoteRiders. pic.twitter.com/AgbOe6uXfO
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) January 2, 2021
Turnout so far in early voting in Georgia for the special election has already exceeded the state’s turnout in the general election in November. Democrats are hoping that means good news for the two senators whose election would flip the balance of the U.S. Senate and allow incoming President Joe Biden to successfully pass his agenda initiatives.
With President Trump insisting that Georgia’s Republican governor and secretary of state are part of a conspiracy to rig elections, it’s quite likely that he may affect voter turnout for candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Recent polls have both Democratic candidates ahead but within the margin of error.
Michelle Obama reminded voters that Georgia requires an ID to vote in person. Other provisions for voting in Georgia include citizenship, having reached the age of 18 within six months of registration, and not being legally prevented from voting due to felonies.
Twitter loves Michelle Obama, and they let her know it. Read some of their comments below: