Kamala Harris says ‘what we did in November we can do again’ in Georgia
Noah David Alter- The Post Millennial
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris visited Georgia on Monday to campaign on behalf of Democratic Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
“What we did in November, we can do again,” Harris proclaimed, referencing the upset victory for Joe Biden in the traditionally solid-red state of Georgia in November.
Biden narrowly carried the state by 12,000 votes despite Trump carrying the state by over 200,000 votes in 2016. Since the November election, there have been concerns noted by the Trump campaign, as well as by others in the GOP, that election fraud and voter irregularities were in large part to blame for Trump’s Peach State defeat.
“As far as I’m concerned Georgia—Columbus—2020 ain’t over until Jan. 5,” Harris told a crowd during a campaign stop.
“That’s when 2020 will be over. That’s when we’ll get this thing done. Because as you know, everything is at stake,” she said, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Ossoff and Warnock are each challenging incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively. To win a Senate seat in Georgia, a candidate is required to win a majority of votes, which none of the candidates managed to achieve in November.
As a result, a runoff election is being held between the two candidates for each Senate seat who placed in first and second. That election is slated for Jan. 5, although as in November, early voting and absentee voting are already underway.
The Senate race in Georgia is considered to be a critical race by election observers. A Democratic victory over both incumbent Republican candidates would leave the Senate firmly in Democrat hands, with the presidency also being controlled by Democrats.
If Republicans are going to continue having any power in Washington, they will need to hold at least one seat, ideally both.
Harris is not the only high-profile politician to visit Georgia in recent weeks. President Trump has also held a rally in Georgia since the November election, and plans to return again on Jan 4.
Senator Ted Cruz, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and Vice President Mike Pence have all been present in the state to support their Republican colleagues.
Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock, the reverend of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, which was once the pulpit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has been singled out by Republicans as a radical leftist for his statements relating to the police, military, abortion, and various other issues.
Warnock, sharing a stage with Harris, took aim at these accusations asking “have you noticed I’m trying to have a substantive debate about the future of Georgia, and my opponent is trying to reduce this race to the kind of empty schoolyard insults made between children who aren’t thinking very carefully on the playground?”