NEW POST: Post #3, Thursday, November 5, 2020, 4:30 P.M.
Although the Presidential election returns continue to devolve into the equivalent of an American political knife-fight, the campaign for control of the United States Senate continues to ramp-up.
As I have previously written, a decades-long experience in what matters and what does not in American political practice (in D.C.) means that the period between now and the January 5, 2021 U. S. Senate run-offs in Georgia are likely to be the ballgame.
If Republicans wind-up with 51 (or more) seats in the U. S. Senate, a Democrat president is (relatively) hamstrung.
As I write, the count in the 100 (2 per state) Senate seats is a 48-48 tie, Republicans and Democrats. The remaining 4 seats, yet to be determined for a mix of reasons are: Alaska (1), North Carolina (1) and Georgia (2).
The Alaska and North Carolina seats appear to be Republican: Dan Sullivan in Alaska and Thom Tillis in North Carolina.
Now, the Georgia seat held by incumbent David Perdue seems likely to end with barely less than 50% of votes cast. The other Georgia seat of Kelly Loeffler will feature the top-two vote-getters among 20 – yes, 20 – candidates.
Now, Republicans must assume both of these are headed to a run-off on January 5, 2021. Opponents of Republicans Perdue and Loeffler are, of course, Democrats.
Needless to say, the political Left, Big Tech notably included, will spend more money on this trench warfare than any such one-state campaign in U. S. history.
Let us hope Perdue pulls out a primary election win, even if only after a recount, to keep this a lone race between Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock, an African-American Baptist minister. (As I write, Perdue has 49.95% of the vote, as Democrats continue to “find” more votes for themselves.)
Otherwise, this race may well prove the most notable determinant of the political / social direction of America in at least the near future.
© 2020 Elliott Stonecipher … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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