I’m taking the math guy’s word for it and celebrating both Georgia Senate wins early. Outstanding votes are from heavily Democratic counties.
The New York Times gives Democrats a 90% likelihood to win both Senate seats at this point. The Georgia runoff election has flipped the state blue, evening out the balance of the Senate 50/50 and giving Kamala the tie-breaking vote.
Dave Wasserman, the editor for ‘The Cook Political Report,’ who analyzes U.S. elections, called the results much earlier.
It’s time to make McConnell insignificant.
Meanwhile, Trump’s September message to domestic terrorist group ‘Proud Boys,’ to “stand back and stand by,” has moved on to the next phase. DC protests planned for tomorrow have begun and turned violent early. This following the arrest of the group’s leader. A judge banished Enrique Tarrio from DC for burning a Black Lives Matter banner in front of a historic black church. He has also been charged with two felony counts of “possession of high-capacity ammunition feeding devices,” a magazine that allows guns to hold additional bullets.
The protest is in response to the formal finalization of Joe Biden’s win. Electoral votes for each state are to be read and certified by VP Pence on Wednesday. The violence at this point is between police and Trump supporters.
Tomorrow would be a good day for the rest of us to visit a library or museum- Trump supporters don’t know what those are. Avoid DC.
While seeing the Proud Boys sprayed with mace gives the appearance that times have changed, they haven’t. Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer Rusten Shesky who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times during a protest in August, leaving him paralyzed, will not face charges.
The last bit of news I’d like to share is regarding the Republican majority leader in Pennsylvania’s State Senate. He has refused to seat newly elected state Democratic Senator Jim Brewster. The incumbent has refused to concede. Why does that sound familiar?
Something serious to consider: Had we lost the House and Senate in November, it is very likely Republicans would have garnered enough support among their party to successfully stage a coup, tossing out the results of the presidential election. Criminal behavior has gone unchecked and escalated under Mitch Mcconnell’s Senate leadership.
🥳 Minority Mitch has a nice ring to it.
And I’d like to add that Stacey Abrams is the hero of the day for her tireless efforts to register, inform, and motivate people to get out and vote.