Help win Georgia and flip the Senate
Flipping both of Georgia’s Senate seats by electing Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the January 5 runoff elections is critical to the success of the first two years of the Biden presidency. In a year that the state delivered its 16 Electoral Votes for a Democrat for the first time in 28 years, these races are winnable if we can just register, contact, and turnout enough voters.
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The Democratic candidates
Rev. Raphael Warnock
Raphael Warnock, head pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, is the Democratic nominee running against appointed Senator Kelly Loeffler. Warnock follows in the footsteps of one of his predecessors at the church, Martin Luther King Jr., in marrying his faith with a progressive, equitable vision for our collective future. His opponent, Kelly Loeffler, is a former GOP mega-donor who was appointed to this seat, and has touted her “100% Trump voting record” on the trail and in self-funded ads embracing a rejected, hateful vision for the country.
Jon Ossoff, an investigative journalist who narrowly lost the first special election of the Trump era in 2017, has been fighting for Georgians in his race against Sen. David Perdue over the last year, moving the race from “likely R” to “lean R” to “toss up” to a runoff election this January. Perdue has time and again catered to the Trump base, shedding his own reputation as a quiet backbencher in order to embrace Trumpism for political gain. Ossoff will restore decency to his office, and bring the kind of representation to the nation’s newest swing state that it so clearly deserves.
Key January 5 Runoff Election dates
Absentee ballots start being mailed to voters
Early voting for the runoff begins
* If you will be 18 years old by Election Day, you can register now and vote on January 5.
What is a runoff election?
In Georgia, a candidate needs to get more than 50% of the vote in the general election in order to win. When no candidate surpasses 50%, there's a rematch between the top two, in a runoff election.
Georgia’s runoff law was created in the 1960s as a way to preserve white political power and to challenge growing Black political strength. The state representative who proposed the new law, Denmark Groover, later admitted, "I was a segregationist. I was a county unit man. But if you want to establish if I was racially prejudiced, I was. If you want to establish that some of my political activity was racially motivated, it was." (Source: Interior Department report)
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