The Georgia US Senate run-off elections are shaping up to be a disaster for the two Republican incumbents, in a GOP lead southern state. The same systems and procedures which lead to a contested presidential election outcome are still in place.
In addition, where did the extra 85,000 voters come from?
As in other swing states, which shifted from President Trump to Joe Biden after election day, the fall out from the March 6, 2020 Consent Decree is a main point of contention between the GOP and Georgia Governor and Secretary of State.
In the agreement, it became much more difficult to throw out questionable ballots and the signature verification went from ballot request compared to ballot cast instead of signature in the state voter database to the signature on the ballot. So if a fake ballot is requested, of course it will match up with ballot, negating any value in recounts.
The left is feeling confident and according to community organizer and 2016 Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the Democrats were going to win the two U.S. Senate seats up in Georgia’s January runoff election.
Republican incumbents Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are facing off against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.
Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that anchor Tapper asked Abrams, “Democrats have won just one of the eight statewide runoff elections held in Georgia since 1988. Some Republicans are worried that President Trump’s continued baseless claims of a rigged election might discourage their voters from showing up this time. Do you think that is real or Democratic wishful thinking?”
Abrams said, “Democrats are prepared to win this election. This is the first runoff where we have the level of investment and engagement that it takes to win a runoff. We know from the numbers we are in a good place. 1.2 million absentee ballots have been requested thus far, and just to put that into context, 1.3 million were requested for all of the general election.
Of that 1.2 million, 85,000 of those applications are from voters who do not vote in the general election and disproportionately between 18 and 29 and disproportionately people of color. That signals that we understand that we may need to make a plan to vote and deliver this election.”
She added, “What Donald Trump is doing, the disinformation is deeply problematic. I don’t know if he is going to help our harm his team. But we know that on our side of the conversation, we are pushing for leaders who will actually do the work of delivering COVID relief to Georgia.”