Stacey Abrams Says There's Still More Work to Do
Flipping Georgia is just the beginning.
This morning, America woke up to the news of Georgia turning blue, with the vote count swinging in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. However, Stacey Abrams, who served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, told her Twitter followers that things are just beginning.
Abrams's message urges Georgia voters to continue the momentum of progressive action. According to NPR, one of the Georgia Senate races may advance to a runoff, which means the Democrats' hopes of a majority in the U.S. Senate may be in limbo until another election in January 2021.
Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue earned just under 50% of the vote and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff trailed behind. The Associated Press reported that the race would advance to a recount.
"Georgia, thank you. Together, we have changed the course of our state for the better. But our work is not done. Join me in supporting
@ReverendWarnock and @ossoff," Abrams wrote. "So we can keep up the fight and win the U.S. Senate."
NPR adds that Georgia's election laws require a candidate to have over 50% of the vote. If no candidate does, the top two candidates continue to a runoff election. The runoff is currently scheduled for January 5, 2021. Georgia will be a key state for Democrats, who are seeking control of the Senate. Currently, they have a net gain of one seat in the U.S. Senate. For a majority, they need to gain at least two additional seats, plus control of the White House. That scenario would allow for a Democratic vice president to cast tie-breaking votes.