Joe Biden has been elected POTUS. There’s no doubt that in the fallout of the “pandemic election”, the crest of the blue wave did not occur, with the miscalculated potential for not only Dem Senate control, but a padding of 3-4 seats in the process. Certainly, Biden’s ascent to the presidency was a crucial step, but Senate Dem control is the real legislative prize here, with anything less making it impossible for the President-Elect to have any hope of an agenda of meaning to his party over the next 4 years.
So, what to do? Well, all of this hinges on the two runoff races for Senate in the state of Georgia, where Stacey Abrams, the erstwhile candidate for governor in that state, is being appropriately lauded for her efforts to GOTV to appear to flip the state for Biden. What does she think of the chances of her party pulling this off?
“I want to push back against this anachronistic notion that we can’t win in Georgia,” she said. Abrams said the runoff election has two Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, who will be “working together to make certain voters come back.” She added the races will have more support from the Democratic Party due to the stakes of possibly controlling the Senate.
“This is going to be the determining factor of whether we have access to health care and access to justice in the United States,” she said. “Those are two issues that will make certain people will turn out.”
“We know this is gonna be a hard fight,” she said. “It’s gonna be a competitive fight.”