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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?

Guests:

Anoa Changa, Atlanta-based freelance journalist covering electoral justice

Sylvia Albert, director of Voting and Elections at Common Cause

Web Resources: 

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 

 

The New York Times, Michael S. Schmidt and Kenneth P. Vogel: Trump Lawyer on Call Is a Conservative Firebrand Aiding His Push to Overturn Election 

PBS NewsHour: WATCH: Georgia Secretary of State’s office holds press conference