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Stacey Abrams says "absolutely" she could support Sen. Joe Manchin's (D-WV) voting rights compromise he laid out on Wednesday.— The Recount (@therecount) June 17, 2021
"What Senator Manchin is putting forward are some basic building blocks that we need to ensure that democracy is accessible no matter your geography." pic.twitter.com/qO8hgb1UL3
I hate to see Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) come out of his douchebaggery smelling like a rose, but a voting rights compromise would be great — the stuff he is okay with is still important to pass. Good for Stacey Abrams for throwing her estimable support behind it.
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BELOW: Keep reading for Stacey Abrams kicking asses and taking Nobel Peace Prizes, Chris Christie's big idea, the Ma'Khia Bryant shooting, Derek Chauvin's mug shot, the only man to play Halston and more ...
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I spent last night trying to assuage the fears of friends (who should know better) once it was perfectly clear that Warnock and Ossoff would win. Smart Dems, they kept clinging to defeatism, largely because they were watching CNN.
Turn off CNN.
Today, Rev. Raphael Warnock has clearly won his election against former Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia — the race has been called by the AP and every other major outlet.
I've seen enough. Raphael Warnock (D) defeats Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) in GA's special Senate runoff. #GASEN— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) January 6, 2021
Also, it is clear Jon Ossoff has also bested longtime former Sen. David Perdue in the Peach State; that election has not been officially called by the AP, but has been called by many numbers crunchers, as Ossoff is ahead by well over 10,000 votes. With only blue areas outstanding, there is no conceivable path for Perdue to prevail.
I've seen enough. Jon Ossoff (D) defeats Sen. David Perdue (R) in GA's other Senate runoff. #GASEN— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) January 6, 2021
Democrats win control of the Senate.
This historic win means Democrats control the White House and both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It means Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been demoted, and also means that President-elect Biden can look forward to actually having his Cabinet voted on and approved. Biden should also have a far easier time with any Supreme Court picks. Above all, with the Senate narrowly on his side (and a lot rides on conserva-Dems like Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a kingmaker going forward), Biden will be able to get his agenda going.
Now, Democrats have to lead. We've got less than two years to remind Americans why the country is in better hands with Democrats.
And lest we forget that this is due in large part to the tireless organizing of Stacey Abrams, as some have:
... recall that in November, several other states couldn't be bothered to fire their reprehensible Republican sitting senators (including blue MAINE!), and yet barely blue Georgia fired the richest member in ALL of Congress and a good ol' boy with a marquee surname. It helps when Trump's name is not on the ballot, but much of the rest should be chalked up to Abrams doing the work.
ABOVE: A touching tribute to Madonna's Virgin Tour dancer Michael Perea, who only had a few years left of life after that tour concluded.
Biden is leading Trump in Georgia. It will head to a recount, I'm sure, but what a wonderful flip — Stacey Abrams deserves a Cabinet position or perhaps DNC Chair, and a Nobel Peace Prize. Or a Georgian Nobel Peach Prize!
Trump did a last-minute rally in Georgia during election week. Perhaps seeing him up-close-and-personal one last time helped to put him over the bottom there.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) has removed herself from Biden's VP consideration, telling Lawrence O'Donnell she called Biden Wednesday night to urge him to prioritize a woman of color for his ticket.
Without watching her do this, one could say Klobuchar was stepping aside from a process in which she was already not a top contender anymore, I have to say that watching her deliver her comments, I feel she was being absolutely sincere, and seemed to be on the verge of tears.
It has been said that in spite of many reasons not to pick Klobuchar, Team Biden long favored her, so perhaps her standing aside is more momentous than we really understand.
Amy — from the moment you announced you were running for president in a snowstorm, it wasn't hard to see you had the grit and determination to do anything you set your mind to. You know how to get things done. With your help, we’re going to beat Donald Trump. https://t.co/4kquPZtSV9— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 19, 2020
Biden has warmly acknowledged Klobuchar's gesture, and this is all no accident. I would now say that Warren has zero chance of being selected, and that it is now Kamala Harris's slot to lose. Val Demings (she's from Florida, which has to make her very competitive with Harris, who is NOT FROM FLORIDA) and, as a dark horse due to her relative inexperience, Stacey Abrams. Those are the only three I can fathom Biden going with.