Abrams says Georgia Democratic Senate candidates can ‘absolutely’ win runoff races
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Sunday that the state’s Democratic Senate candidates can “absolutely” win their runoff races and flip the Senate to Democratic control.
CNN’s Jake Tapper noted to Abrams on “State of the Union” that runoff races typically have a lower turnout than general elections and that President Trump won’t be on the top of the ticket to mobilize voters.
But Abrams expressed confidence that Democrats have a chance to win both Senate races in Georgia that have moved to runoff elections.
“I want to push back against this anachronistic notion that we can’t win in Georgia,” she said.
Abrams said the runoff election has two Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who will be “working together to make certain voters come back.” She added that the races will have more support from the Democratic Party because Senate control hangs in the balance.
“This is going to be the determining factor of whether we have access to health care and access to justice in the United States,” she said. “Those are two issues that will make certain people will turn out.”
“We know this is gonna be a hard fight,” she said. “It’s gonna be a competitive fight.”
Stacey Abrams on Georgia Senate runoffs: “We will have the investment and the resources that have never followed our runoffs in Georgia for Democrats … this is going to be the determining factor of whether we have access to health care and access to justice” in the US #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/aAs9lZJzvg
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She labeled Ossoff and Warnock as “the two men who are going to make certain that Joe Biden has the leadership, the support and the congressional mandate that he needs to move this country forward.”
Abrams’s interview comes on the heels of Biden’s projected win of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday.
Democrats will have control in the House and the White House, but the Senate is still up for grabs as Ossoff again faces Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Warnock goes up against Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) on Jan. 5.
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