ATLANTA-Democrats know that this year’s election is as important as President Donald Trump, but without him, they are trying to find other ways to keep voters participating.
In Georgia, party officials, labor leaders, and progressives are launching a radical campaign to mobilize their bases and register new voters before the December 7 deadline, and then voters will return on January 5. To the ballot box.
This historically conservative state may hold two Senate elections on January 5. The current Republican Kelly Loeffler (Kelly Loeffler) will face Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock (Raphael Warnock). Another current Republican president, David Perdue (David Perdue) and Democrat Jon Ossoff (Jon Ossoff) is still out of reach, but if Perdue remains below 50%, That game will also enter the final.
The Democratic Party is doing everything it can to inspire enthusiasm.
They realized that their performance in high-stakes games was difficult because of their poor performance in overtime. The last Senate election in Georgia was in 2008, when Republican candidate Saxby Chambliss won 15%.
“This is a very different state from 2008. We have been working hard. We have registered hundreds of thousands of voters in the state,” Warnock, a missionary at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, told reporters on Thursday Say. “With record turnout this time, I think people will understand the danger. They will rise again.”
The Democrats emphasize control of the Senate in order to give the president-elect Biden a chance on his schedule and prevent the need for a Republican blockade. Warnock and Ossoff have held health care-themed events aimed at protecting their coverage under the Affordable Care Act, while Republican competitors have This is opposed. They said it was time to elect the government that would control Covid-19.
“This election with Donald Trump has awakened people,” said Tracey Thornhill, the local 1644 chairman of the Atlanta United States, County and Municipal Employees Union. “Where will we be in four years? With the help of Perdue and Loeffler, he will send us directly back to the slave ship.”
‘We cannot be complacent’
Many people believe that Stacey Abrams is the former minority leader of the State House of Representatives. He failed to win the governor election in 2018 and established the voting rights organization “Fight Fight.” Put the Democrats on the verge of victory.
An Ossoff official said that after the election, campaign volunteers sent more than 70,000 calls to Georgian voters, and planned to rotate 21,900 volunteers for 60,000 hour shifts in the next two weeks. . The official said that Osov’s campaign has formed a new team to register voters before the deadline. The event is attracting thousands of young Georgians who are all eligible after the November 3 match. qualifications.
Warnock was flanked by labor leaders, who provided ground organizations for the Democrats and vowed to redouble their efforts to establish states for Warnock and Ossoff, because Biden was recalculating It leads with about 14,000 votes.
Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Commission Chairman James Williams said: “We will get in touch with every union member in Georgia. It will be uninterrupted until January.” “Our members will get bored. We contact them, but complacency is not a problem for us. We want them to leave.”
The union advocates ideas that Biden supports, such as raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour and adding public insurance options on the Affordable Care Act exchange. These and other proposals will likely get a chance in the Democratic-led Congress, but once they reach the Republican-controlled Senate, these proposals may die.
As far as the Republicans are concerned, they warned that the Democratic Senate would pave the way for “socialism”, hoping to take advantage of the anger at losing the presidency.
R-Fla Senator Marco Rubio told reporters on Wednesday after co-hosting the campaign with Loeffler: “The ideas of influential politicians and figures in the Democratic Party are far beyond the mainstream of our country.” Suburbs of Atlanta . “If they control the Senate, they will be able to influence some of them.”
Controlling the Senate was the subject of the Osoff rally in Atlanta, a city with a bustling metropolitan area. About two-thirds of the state’s population lives in the state, and in recent years it has become Democratic.
State Senator Jennifer Jordan, representing Atlanta, said: “We cannot be complacent.” “If we don’t vote for Warnock and Ossoff, we will face another situation. [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell is doing everything possible to ensure that the president fails. “