(RightWing.org) – The two runoff elections in Georgia on January 5 will decide the United States Senate majority in the next Congress. Incumbent Republicans currently hold both seats. Some on the far left are encouraging Democrats to openly commit fraud to swing the election.
So much for foreign interference in US elections that Democrats touted for four years. Apparently they don’t seem to care about election interference if it’s them doing it.
Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) failed to win his seat by the required 50% against his Democratic opponent. Perdue garnered 49.7% of the total vote. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) was in a three-way race between a Democrat and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA). Loeffler received 26% of the vote. However, combined, the two Republicans earned 45.8%, which is higher than the 32.9% by the Democratic opponent.
Democratic Activists Advocate Fraud
Prominent Democrats desperate to gain control over the Senate are encouraging far-left voters to move to Georgia and vote for the two Democrat candidates. Former Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang was the first to call for the controversial move on Twitter.
The best thing we could do for Joe is to get him a Democratic Senate. There should be coordination of resources. Everyone who campaigned for Joe should get ready to head to Georgia. I’ll go. It’s the only way to sideline Mitch and give Joe a unified government.
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) November 6, 2020
Yang was far from alone. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman urged Democrats to do the same on CNN earlier in the week.
Others supporting the move included journalist Eric Levitz of the Intelligencer and abortion rights activist Tamara Stevens. A quick search on Twitter using the phrase “move to Georgia” revealed multiple people encouraging the potentially illegal activity.
According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, it’s a felony to vote in Georgia if one is not a legal resident or resides in the state short-term with a single intention of voting and moving away. Voting without the intention of staying would be considered fraud.
Is Registering to Vote in Georgia Hard to Do?
If someone plans to participate in the fraudulent activity, the deadline to register as a voter is December 7. However, it won’t be easy to do. A residence must be set-up quickly with the name of the potential voter on it. A utility bill must be used to prove residency to get a Georgia driver’s license. That could take at least a month.
Georgia Is Now Key
North Carolina’s Senate election was the most expensive in US history at over $230 million on advertising alone. The two Georgia races could be significantly higher. It’s anticipated that much of the money will come from outside of Georgia to influence voters.
However, runoff elections usually have a much smaller turnout, especially since a presidential nominee is not on the ballot. The election will likely hinge on each party’s base voters. Republicans may have an advantage arguing the Senate is the only body standing in the way of one-party control in Washington.
In the end, it will all come down to turnout. Considering that Perdue nearly won 50% and the Republicans in the other race combined were 13% higher than the Democratic candidate, it could bode well for both Republican candidates.
However, nothing is guaranteed, and anything can happen.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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