Organizers Celebrate In GA & Republicans Refusing To Certify The Election Sets Dangerous Precedent
On this edition of Your Call, we'll discuss the state of the Georgia Senate runoff elections. The AP has now called the win for Democrat Raphael Warnock, who will be the first Black senator in Georgia's history. If Jon Ossoff wins, Democrats will have complete control of Congress.
Later in the show, we'll discuss how dozens of Republicans in the House and Senate are planning to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as Congress certifies the electoral college vote count. They are repeating dangerous conspiracy theories about widespread fraud and a stolen election. Civil rights lawyers and citizen activists say the damage they are doing should not be underestimated. What precedent is being set?
Anoa Changa, Atlanta-based freelance journalist covering electoral justice
Sylvia Albert, director of Voting and Elections at Common Cause
AP, Bill Barrow: Georgia Takeaways: Black turnout fuels Warnock victory
Politico, Alex Isenstadt: Trump’s Electoral College scheme divides 2024 GOP successors
The Washington Post, Amber Phillips: What to expect when Congress meets to confirm Joe Biden’s win