Opinion: Georgia Residents Must Vote for Sens. Perdue, Loeffler in Runoff Elections

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In Georgia, Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are running for re-election. Seeking to take their seats are liberal Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock. Ultimately, the outcome of these senatorial runoffs will determine whether Republicans maintain or forfeit their majority in the Senate.

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Georgians have to get out and vote for Perdue and Loeffler. President Trump has called for Georgia residents to back these GOP senators, as have other Republicans and conservative groups. Unfortunately, though, there is some talk of Georgia conservatives sitting out the runoffs due to their displeasure with how state election officials handled the 2020 presidential race.

This is absolute lunacy and must be stomped out.

What happens if Georgia Republicans don’t vote?

If Georgians don’t turn out for Perdue and Loeffler in droves, there’s a real possibility that Ossoff and Warnock will get elected. If this happens, Republicans will lose their current majority in the Senate; also, Democrats will have an unfettered monopoly on power in Washington D.C.

This means Democrats will control the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate….at the same time.

Chuck Schumer, the current Senate Minority Leader, has already stated that Democrats plan to “change America” should they win Perdue and Loeffler’s Senate seats. House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also declared that Democrats want Ossoff and Warnock in the Senate so that the party doesn’t have to “compromise” with the GOP.

Dealing with concerns about the 2020 presidential election

Many Georgians rightfully have concerns about the 2020 presidential election; these concerns are also warranted and reasonable, all things considered. However, there is a time and proper strategy for making these concerns heard and engendering change.

Sitting out the Georgia runoffs is not the way. Handing the Senate majority and a monopoly on power to Democrats is also not the way either. Republicans who are unhappy with the 2020 presidential election’s results will be much unhappier if Democrats control Congress and the White House with no checks-and-balances.

Emotions are understandably tense; nonetheless, it is a fool’s errand for Georgia Republicans to sit out the January runoffs. As President Trump stated, such actions will only play right into the hands of the Democrats who would love nothing more than for Republicans not to vote.

Georgians: please get out and vote for Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. The future of the country depends upon this. Early voting begins as soon as Monday, December 14, 2020. The final day to vote is January 5, 2021.

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