Politicians and celebrities converge on Georgia to encourage GOTV in the Senate runoff election. Some are even encouraging people to move to Georgia temporarily to register and vote then return to their homes of record
“My understanding, I learned last night, is they’re even inviting people to move here to come vote,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said at an event for Sen. Kelly Loeffler in Georgia on Wednesday, prompting boos from the crowd.
One-time presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said he would move to Georgia to push for Democratic candidats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.
“Great news #yanggang – Evelyn and I are moving to Georgia to help Ossoff and Reverend Warnock win!” Yang wrote on Twitter on Nov. 7. “This is our only chance to clear Mitch [McConnell] out of the way and help Joe [Biden] and Kamala [Harris] get things done in the next 4 years. More details to come but let’s go!!!”
Control of the next Senate will come down to the results of two runoff elections in Georgia
According to the latest available vote count for the November 3 election, Senator David Perdue failed to reach the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff. The New York Times results put Perdue at 49.7 percent, leading his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, who came in at 48 percent — a difference of fewer than 100,000 votes.
The second race, a special election to fill the seat of retiring GOP senator Johnny Isakson, will head to a runoff after none of the candidates reached 50 percent. The race had no primary, so there were several competitors in each party. Republican senator Kelly Loeffler, appointed by Georgia governor Brian Kemp to fill Isakson’s seat until the special election, will face Democrat Raphael Warnock on January 5. Last week, Warnock received almost 33 percent support, or about 1.6 million votes, and Loeffler received about 26 percent, close to 1.3 million votes.
Is It Actually Legal To Move To Georgia To Vote In Its January Runoff?
“It is a felony to vote in Georgia if you are not a resident of Georgia with no intention of leaving and is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $100,000 fine,” Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Friday. He also vowed to prosecute those who do so and said it constitutes voter fraud.
“If you illegally participate in our elections, you might be spending a lot more time in Georgia than you planned,” Raffensperger added
Democrats Openly Urge People To Commit Voter Fraud By Temporarily ‘Moving’ To Georgia
Less than a week after the 2020 election and the announcement of the runoff, New York Times Columnist Tom Friedman encouraged leftists to take interest in the race by relocating to the state and voting for the two Democrat candidates.
“I hope everybody moves to Georgia in the next month or two and registers to vote and votes for these two Democratic senators,” Friedman told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on-air Monday night.
Californians have Georgia on their minds.
Dreaming of securing Democratic control of the Senate, residents of the Golden State are volunteering to temporarily move to the Peach State to help get out the vote for Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in their Jan. 5 run-off elections against GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
If the Democrats capture both seats, the Senate would have 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris casting votes to break ties.
Democrats will also control the White House and the House come January when President-elect Biden succeeds President Trump.
“I can’t just sit home and raise money,” San Francisco resident Joseph Killian, 38, a project manager for a tech company, told the San Francisco Chronicle.
After all that Georgia Secretary of State says, If you move to Georgia temporarily to vote in the Georgia Senate run off election, which is illegal, you might be staying longer in Georgia than you intended.