The Georgia Senate runoff elections are just days away. Charles Bullock, III, a distinguished professor of public and international affairs at the University of Georgia, joined CBSN with the significance of the elections.Professor Bullock pointed out that African Americans have overperformed slightly in early voting. They're not the only people of color to do so, as CBS News reported Historic turnout among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders voters in Georgia yesterday.
As Georgia voters cast their ballots in Senate runoff races, Christine Chen, the executive director of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote, joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss what's driving record voter turnout among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.It looks like Stacey Abrams isn't the only successful organizer in Georgia; Christine Chen looks to be one, too. I'm glad she's getting the attention she deserves.
Since this election will determine control of the U.S. Senate, it's getting a lot of attention, including from the soon-to-be ex-President and the President-elect. Watch the latest video from CBS News on the runoff election, Trump and Biden to campaign for Georgia Senate candidates.
Both President Trump and President-elect Joe Biden are heading to Georgia to campaign for Senate candidates ahead of Tuesday's runoff. But the president's phone call where he urged Georgia's secretary of state to "find" votes to overturn Biden's win is casting a shadow over the race. Atlanta Journal-Constitution politics editor Susan Potter spoke with CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers about what to expect.I couldn't escape Trump calling the Georgia Secretary of State, which most of my fellow liberal and progressive bloggers are jumping on. I will say that I've seen this movie before, as it looks like a sequel to the phone call that got Trump impeached. Some people never change and Trump is one of them.
As for the effect Trump will have on Georgia Republican voters, I will be a good environmentalist and recycle what I wrote last month in Meyers, Colbert, and Noah take closer looks at Trump intervening in Georgia's elections.
My readers and I will find out Tuesday night if all Trump's talk of a "election fraud" (how ironic, given Trump's call) depresses their turnout. Stay tuned.Nothing like a conspiracy theory shooting its supposed beneficiaries in their feet. Normally, I would try to debunk the conspiracy theory while making fun of it. In this case, I'll just make fun of it. As Napoleon is reputed to have said, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."Don't listen to me, Georgia Republicans. Just keep drinking the Qool-Aid.