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Georgia Senate Run off election

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    At this time it appears democrats will have won both Senate races In Georgia. I think its fair to call this an upset. Democrats were hopeful, but realistically the odds were that both races would be won by Republicans. Democrats owe Stacey Abrams big time!

    We shall see if Republicans wise accept the results, or fight it for as long as they can string it out (ie months).

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    Hopeful but still planning to listen for more confirmation. I have not yet seen the margins.
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    According to CNN, FoxNews, NBCNews, CBS, ABC, etc. Currently all the major media is projecting that Warnock will win. He has over 40K lead

    The other race is too close to call with Ossoff leading by 18,ooo votes and rising because of mail in votes.

    Both races likely to be challenged in the courts by the Trump Wing of Republican party. Because the wind is blowing against the Trump Wing, moderate Republicans are becoming reluctant to sink the bottom of the ocean out of loyalty to Trump, even Fox News is drawing the line and not willing to declare the world is flat, that moon landing was fake, or that the 2020 election was won by Donald Trump.

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    The Georgia runoff election was just as important as the presidential election because it will determine how much the Biden administration can achieve in Congress. Since the majority of the uncounted votes are in Democratic-leaning counties, it is likely that Jon Ossoff will prevail over Mr. Purdue.

    The runoff is also significant from an historical perspective.

    Reverend Warnock is the first black senator elected in Georgia South EVER, and Jon Ossof would be the first Jew elected in Georgia.

    Ossoff campaign says it expects victory in Georgia. He would become the 37th Jewish person to serve in the Senate, and the first ever from Georgia - where the 1915 anti-semitic lynching of Leo Frank led to the creation of the Anti-Defamation League

    (The first black senator in the South was elected in 1870, and then again in 1875. However, it wasn't until 2013 before it happened again, with Tim Scott's victory in South Carolina).

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    Warnock and Ossoff won in Georgia, thus that is an good thing, but not very good for Mc Connell. I hope it will help Biden to get more things done. I just wonder if the Trump Party "obstruction" goal will continue after what happened yesterday.

    I guess it depends if Twitter removes Trump from its site "forever" and if Trump moves to N.Korea. ( ha ha)

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    White House officials pushed Atlanta’s top federal prosecutor to resign before Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoffs because President Trump was upset he wasn’t doing enough to investigate the president’s unproven claims of election fraud, people familiar with the matter said.

    A senior Justice Department official, at the behest of the White House, called the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak late on the night of Jan. 3. In that call the official said Mr. Trump was furious there was no investigation related to election fraud and that the president wanted to fire Mr. Pak, the people said.

    Mr. Pak resigned abruptly on Monday—the day before the runoffs—saying in an early morning email to colleagues that his departure was due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

    Mr. Pak, who had a job lined up in the private sector, planned to leave by the end of the administration and had drafted a resignation letter, people familiar with his plans said.