The elective math holds. Joe Biden has the lead in Georgia. It has risen by more than 4,000 votes, with 99 percent of the districts reporting.
Senator Chris Coons told MSNBC that six years ago Stacey Abrams presented him with a plan to turn Georgia blue. "We have a very strong floor game in Georgia because of Stacey Abrams' leadership," Coons said.
An observation that I have come across earlier and that I will repeat here: "Georgia is not necessarily a red state. It is an electoral suppressed state."
Georgia is not a red state, but a state oppressed by voters. #vote #FlipTheSenateBlue # 2020Elections #Gerogia #VoterSuppression
– Frederick Gibbons (@realtorgibbons) November 6, 2020
Although Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger has announced that there will be a recount (and there are still military and preliminary ballots to count), there is no doubt that the situation in Georgia has dramatically changed the electoral calculation as we know it.
Georgia Sec. of State Raffensperger expects that "there will be a recount in Georgia" as the voting margin is narrow: "We will get it right and defend the integrity of our elections." pic.twitter.com/PgwHat2FI3
– NBC News (@NBCNews) November 6, 2020
Georgia carries the black voice similar to Michigan and Wisconsin.
“Black voters overwhelmingly supported the Democratic candidate with a margin of 87% on Donald Trump's 12% ”, according to a Guardian analysis of the data for the initial survey.
They are bringing this race home much like they started for the Democratic Party in the 1930s and finally in the 1960s when collective action forced Democrats to make the promotion of civil rights an important part of their platform and legislative agenda close.
It is no accident that we are repeating this now at the twilight of a presidency that has long been criticized for targeting minorities and wooing white supremacists. The United States is counting on its original sin – slavery – because if we don't turn up our ears, listen, and work to address the inequalities recorded, history repeats itself.
A crucial electoral bloc is fighting the long and dirty history of voter suppression in this country. from literacy tests, gerrymandering and survey taxes. And because of them, electoral math stops.
Abrams lost a closely watched Georgia gubernatorial race in 2018 due to voter repression. She responded by registering hundreds of thousands of black voters in her state and making efforts across the country. The Democratic Party owes them an enormous debt that they should honor for years to come if they are to retain the power of Congress and the executive.
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.