Democrats are pulling out the big guns to support the Reverend Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in Georgia’s runoff election. President Barack Obama will be appearing with the Georgia senator on December 1.
Even though Warnock stands on a superior foundation of integrity, intelligence, and social impact for Georgians, the senator did not win 50 percent of the vote. In Georgia, that means a mandatory runoff election against the GOP’s Herschel Walker.
The ever-popular 44th president brought in crowds of over 7000-strong in the general midterm elections and made the powerful case for saving America’s democracy, according to The Atlantic Journal-Constitution:
‘Democracy is not self-executing. It depends on us working, nurturing, caring for it, not just on Election Day, but every day in between. It depends on us as citizens saying, “This matters!” This election matters, Georgia.’
The Democratic Party won 50 percent of the Senate votes in the midterm elections and had Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. But with Warnock’s Senate seat, the Dems would have a 51 percent majority and all that entails.
That one extra vote gives Democrats room for a lone dissenter and more negotiating power. Plus, the 51st vote would mean easier confirmation of federal judges and the ability to dictate which votes go to the Senate floor.
Warnock’s campaign page pointed to the senator’s advocacy for Georgians’ health care and living wage:
‘Reverend Warnock believes his impact does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage.’
Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Rick Scott told reporters in Georgia, ABC News reported:
‘When Herschel [Walker] wins, we’re gonna have a 50/50 Senate. Right now it’d be better to read 51, 52, 53 but by him winning, we will be able to block some bad legislation because it takes 51 plus to get this stuff done.’
Now the question becomes, will Democrats in Warnock’s state return to vote for the Georgian legislator?
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