Democrat candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff beat incumbent Republican candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Georgia’s Senate runoff elections Tuesday night.
Republican candidates held a strong lead all the way until after 90 percent of the vote was in, then their lead soon flipped — in a similar fashion to how former Vice President Joe Biden won Georgia and other swing states. President Trump criticized Georgia’s handling of the runoffs just as he did of the Presidential election. “They just happened to find 50,000 ballots late last night,” Trump said. “The USA is embarrassed by fools. Our Election Process is worse than that of third world countries!”
If all goes as expected in the congressional counting of the electoral votes, the Democrats will take control of the Senate. Earlier on Tuesday, President Trump explained on Twitter an unlikely scenario of how he could still win the election if Pence sent the ballots back to the state legislatures. “If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!”
Even though the President has high hopes for the leader of the Senate, Pence is known for being a career politician — and could be what Trump calls a “RINO.” Nonetheless, the Vice President made a statement on January 4th that “I want to assure you I share the concerns of millions of voters about the last election. I promise you, come Wednesday, we’ll have our day in congress.”
In reality though, as much as Trump-supporting Republicans were fighting to “keep the Senate” — the Senate was already going to have a majority of non-Trump supporters if you include Republicans like Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski. Depending on what it means to be a Republican, the Republicans could have lost the Senate back on November 3rd.
Regardless, thousands — if not millions — of Trump supporters are already lining up in D.C. to await congress’ decision. And if there’s one thing the world learned form 2020: Don’t rule-out long shot circumstances.