The New York Times writes that the Republicans have dropped millions of dollars on “almost entirely negative” advertising campaign. Without so much as a single positive ad between them, Loeffler and Perdue have “filled the airwaves with scathing attack ads seeking to paint Democrats as radicals fundamentally opposed to the country’s core principles and warning that Democratic sway over the Senate would usher in a wave of socialism.”
Of course, at the same time, Donald Trump has sought yet another recount of the state’s results as he continues to trumpet a message of widespread fraud. Not exactly a great message when you’re asking your voters to return to the polls for another go ’round in January.
But it’s a fascinating, if predictable, posture to take for two GOP senators who epitomize the Washington, D.C. swamp culture Trump has railed against for the past four years straight. Both Loeffler and Perdue are mired in scandals in which they appear to have used the power of their public office to line their own pockets.
On the other side of the aisle, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are making the case for why governing actually matters at this critical moment in the nation’s history.
“This administration’s success is in our vital national interests and the vital interest of Georgians,” Ossoff told MSNBC Sunday, saying that the country can’t afford for Senate Republicans to be a roadblock to containing the pandemic and pushing through economic relief to families and businesses. “We are in the midst of a national crisis.”
Democrats are also working to drive turnout among youth voters. In a recent TikTok video, Warnock urged any Students For Warnock members and their friends who are set to turn 18 by Jan. 5 to register to vote.
“If you’re a senior, and you turn 18 by Election Day, which is January 5th—on or before Election Day, you turn 18—you should register to vote by Dec. 7,” he said.
The Georgia runoff is Jan. 5. Click here to request an absentee ballot. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7.