There is no denying that the two special elections happening in Georgia will be close races. Republicans and Democrats alike have acknowledged this; however, there are also certain details that the left would prefer for Americans (and Georgians especially) to remain in the dark about.
For starters, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are behind their Republican opponents Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the polls. The GOP incumbents are leading by slight percentages; nonetheless, a lead is a lead.
Furthermore, Warnock and Ossoff are each having issues with their own campaigns; according to Townhall, these issues, combined with the campaigning of Loeffler and Perdue, are setting both GOP senators up for victory come January 5, 2021.
Why the Special Elections Look Promising for Perdue and Loeffler
Current voter turnout is one element that appears to be in Republicans’ favor. According to Georgia political commentator Erick Erickson, voting for the GOP remains in keeping with the usual conservative turnout in special elections.
Secondly, more Americans are turning out to vote than they did in the 2020 general election; these voters are also in conservative strongholds, hence another positive sign for Sens. Loeffler and Perdue.
'BEIJING OSSOFF': @Perduesenate tells @seanspicer Jon Ossoff "is a young man that worked for two years for the Chinese Communist Party, hid it from the voters of Georgia until he was caught, and then lied about it." https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/cPj6g2wgfu
— Newsmax (@newsmax) December 18, 2020
Next, comes the issues with Warnock and Ossoff’s campaigns. It turns out that despite Warnock posing with puppies in various Senate campaign ads, his past rhetoric is still haunting him. Loeffler has repeatedly hit Warnock for praising Marxists in his writings while also denigrating police officers and military service members in his speeches.
Ossoff’s campaign is also not without its issues, as well. The Georgia Democrat is not doing so well with black voters, Erickson confirms. On top of this, many Republicans who are disillusioned with the 2020 presidential election are coming out in droves to vote for Perdue and Loeffler, as President Trump has called for.
Earning Re-election to the Senate
Perdue and Loeffler are going to continue working hard to keep their Senate seats. A win for both GOP senators will mean that the Republican Party maintains its control of the upper congressional body.
Spot on, @TheLeoTerrell!
— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) December 18, 2020
This control will place a healthy checks-and-balances on Democrats in Washington. A continued GOP majority in the Senate will furthermore ensure that Democrats do have to work with and compromise with Republicans.
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