Georgia Runoffs Could Make or Break America

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  1. walkoflife

    walkoflife Some Assembly Required Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    All eyes are now on Georgia, where two candidates could tip the Senate blue, giving the Democratic Party a clean sweep. The other two candidates, well, I believe they simply need voted out for the betterment of our country.

    Your thoughts?
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  2. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I definitely hope the Dems win both races, stop the gridlock in the Senate. This country needs huge changes and we can't have the Repubs holding things up. We'll be getting the first early vote count in 20 minutes.
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  3. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    I stand corrected, those were just some exit polls. We'll start seeing the vote count at 7pm EST.
  4. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    It's early but right now the 2 Dems are each ahead by about 52 - 48%.
  5. MartNorth

    MartNorth Supporters HipForums Supporter

    Think we need to keep the power split myself, only we MIGHT keep from going commie.
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  6. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Nobody is going commie...
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  7. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Trump says if the 2 Dems win the election it will be the first step on the road to communism!
  8. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

    Has Trump ever told the truth?
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  9. soulpoker

    soulpoker Members

    Who cares what he said? He's a has been more than he's a never been.
  10. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Now both Republicans have built a slight lead. I'll try to keep up with it occasionally thru the night.
  11. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Dekalb county has the most outstanding votes left in the state and it’s a democratic stronghold

    So while yes, the republicans currently have a slight lead, it could evaporate overnight – standby because this is going to be close.
  12. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    Good !!! - bring it on !!!
  13. Vladimir Illich

    Vladimir Illich Supporters Lifetime Supporter HipForums Supporter

    One down, one to go !!!

    Democrat Raphael Warnock makes history with Senate win in Georgia

    Jan 6th 2021 3:39AM
    Democrat Raphael Warnock has won one of Georgia's two US Senate runoffs, becoming the first black senator in his state's history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats' reach.

    Mr Warnock, a pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr preached, defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler.

    It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Ms Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, David Perdue.

    (PA Graphics)
    The focus now shifts to the second race between Mr Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff.

    That contest was too early to call as votes were still being counted.

    If Mr Ossoff wins, Democrats will have complete control of Congress, strengthening president-elect Joe Biden's standing as he prepares to take office on January 20.

    Mr Warnock's victory is a symbol of a striking shift in Georgia's politics as the swelling number of diverse, college-educated voters flex their power in the heart of the Deep South.

    It marks the end of nearly two decades in which Democrats have been shut out of statewide office and follows Mr Biden's victory in November, when he became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992.

    Mr Warnock, 51, acknowledged his improbable victory in a message to supporters early on Wednesday, citing his family's experience with poverty.

    His mother, he said, used to pick "somebody else's cotton" as a teenager.

    "The other day, because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else's cotton picked her youngest son to be a United States senator," he said.

    "Tonight, we proved with hope, hard work and the people by our side, anything is possible."

    Ms Loeffler refused to concede in a brief message to supporters shortly after midnight.

    "We've got some work to do here. This is a game of inches. We're going to win this election," insisted Ms Loeffler, a 50-year-old former businesswoman who was appointed to the Senate less than a year ago by the state's governor.

    Ms Loeffler, who remains a Georgia senator until the results of Tuesday's election are finalised, said she would return to Washington on Wednesday morning to join a small group of senators planning to challenge Congress's vote to certify Mr Biden's victory.

    "We are going to keep fighting for you," Ms Loeffler said.

    "This is about protecting the American dream."

    Georgia's other runoff election pitted Mr Perdue, a 71-year-old former business executive who held his Senate seat until his term expired on Sunday, against Mr Ossoff, a former congressional aide and journalist.

    At just 33, Mr Ossoff would be the Senate's youngest member.
    Mr Trump's false claims of voter fraud cast a dark shadow over the runoff elections, which were held only because no candidate hit the 50% threshold in the general election.

    He attacked the state's election chief on the eve of the election and raised the prospect that some votes might not be counted even as votes were being cast on Tuesday afternoon.

    Republican state officials on the ground reported no significant problems.

    This week's elections mark the formal finale to the turbulent 2020 election season more than two months after the rest of the nation finished voting.

    The unusually high stakes transformed Georgia, once a solidly Republican state, into one of the nation's premier battlegrounds for the final days of Mr Trump's presidency – and most likely beyond.
  14. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Democratic Candidate Jon Ossoff is leading Republican Senator David Perdue by 16,000 votes with 98% of the precincts reporting, but it still hasn't been called by the AP
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2021
  15. walkoflife

    walkoflife Some Assembly Required Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator HipForums Supporter

    It's a wrap - the Senate flipped. Will we get these $2000 checks now? I hope things change for the better.
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  16. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Just imagine if Mitch Mcconnell had remained as Senate majority leader.

    There would be no $2000 dollars stimulus checks or further allocation of funds for the pandemic
    The makeup of the Biden Cabinet would look very much different than his current slate of choices
    There would have been complete gridlock in Washington for the next four years
    Judiciary appointments would have been a struggle if not impossible and delayed for months.
    Investigations into the former president would have been virtually impossible
    Desperately needed funds for US Infrastructure would have been held up in conference and not voted upon.
    Changes made by Donald Trump would have been much more difficult to reverse under Mitch McConnell

    With a Senate majority Biden now has a fighting chance to make a difference.
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  17. newo

    newo Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Raphael Warnock (Dem) has beaten has beaten Kelly Loeffler (GOP). Jon Ossoff (Dem) is leading David Perdue (GOP). The margins are razor-thin but it looks like the Dems are taking the Senate!
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  18. Piobaire

    Piobaire Members

    Kelly Loeffler photographed with Chester Doles, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance who was sentenced to prison in the 1990s for assaulting a Black man in Maryland. Doles marched in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, with the Hammerskins, a racist skinhead gang.

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  19. soulcompromise

    soulcompromise Member HipForums Supporter

    From what I've been able to glean from the national news, it looks like Warnock is in. Ossoff has not won it yet, but is doing well. I won't surprised if it's a close call but Republicans clinch a win there. Still, it's close now.
  20. Piobaire

    Piobaire Members

    David Purdue giving the "White Power" sign at a campaign rally in Georgia.


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