The Obamas Make Last-Minute Move To Flip Georgia Blue

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This Tuesday is Election Day in the ongoing high-stakes Senate races in Georgia, where Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are fighting to unseat incumbent Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. If Warnock and Ossoff win, then the Senate will be under Democratic control. On Monday — the same day that both President-elect Joe Biden and outgoing President Donald Trump planned to make in-person stops in Georgia on behalf of their respective sides — former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama posted messages on Twitter reminding observers of the critical issues at hand.

Former President Obama seemed to reference the newly revealed phone conversation in which Trump tried to pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) into finding some way to overturn the certified election outcome in the state, where Biden won. Trump, delusionally claiming that he actually won the state by some half a million votes, insisted that he wanted to “find” enough votes to flip the outcome, in a move that some said could have constituted criminal activity. Possible offenses include soliciting election fraud and extortion on account of the president’s apparent reference to a possible punitive investigation targeting top Georgia officials in the event that they didn’t fall in line with Trump’s demands.

Meanwhile, former President Obama commented on Twitter as follows:

‘Tomorrow is Election Day in Georgia and the stakes could not be higher. We’re seeing how far some will go to retain power and threaten the fundamental principles of our democracy. But our democracy isn’t about any individual, even a president—it’s about you. If you’re a Georgia voter, you can respond tomorrow with the most powerful tool we have as Americans—your vote.’

Check out the former president’s messages below:

The former First Lady added her own message reminding observers that it “couldn’t be more important that you make your voice heard” in the election. She also included an image recounting some critical “voting rights” for Georgia voters to keep in mind. Before Election Day even arrives, Georgia has already surpassed record turnout for a statewide run-off election, hitting over 3 million votes in early voting alone. Georgia set its previous statewide run-off election turnout record in 2008, when 2.137 million voters participated overall.

Check out Twitter’s response below:

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