The Democrats will likely win both Senatorial seats for Georgia. Republicans can lose where they always won.
At least one of the two US Senate seats previously held by Republicans in the state of Georgia goes to the Democrats. At the time of writing, the gap between the two candidates in the second seat is still too small to know the end result – but it looks good for Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. If he wins, it would be 50:50 in the future US Senate, and with the vote of future Vice President Kamala Harris, the Democrats would have the closest possible majority.
You can marvel and tear your hair at the fact that two Republican Senators, who at the beginning of 2020 had nothing better to do than publicly downplay the corona pandemic, but knowing that it was dangerous, were able to run private stock deals at all, and then only extremely just miss the majorities. But that would mean overlooking the sensation that is happening in Georgia.
Never before has a Democrat been able to win a runoff election in the traditionally conservative southern state. And now Georgia may be making the Republicans lose control of the Senate. Georgia shows that if they fail to stop blacks, Asian Americans and Latinos from voting, Republicans can lose where they always won.
And: nowhere else has the division of the party by the incumbent president become as clear as in Georgia over the past few days. Trump put the Republican-led electoral authority of the state under pressure to falsify the election results in his favor – and their representatives resisted. The candidates, however, invited Trump as a helper, who repeated his lies about election fraud on Monday. More dissent is not possible.
If Georgia really goes to the Democrats now, Trump will lose too. That would be a blessing for the Republicans. For the Democrats too.