The 33-year-old Ossoff becomes the I Still Watch Light Film Star War Got A Problem Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this youngest person elected to the Senate since Joe Biden in 1972. The stakes of this election were reflected in the huge voter turnout. More than 4 million Georgians voted in Tuesday’s race — around 3 million of them in advance balloting — a startling and history-making number for a runoff race. And as with Joe Biden’s victory in November, much of the credit on Tuesday night went to Stacey Abrams, who, since losing her own race for governor in 2018, has spent the past two years organizing and registering voters in Georgia, particularly African American voters, and helping them get to the polls. As the journalist Steven Beschloss tweeted, Abrams “could have responded to her loss as Governor and turn away in frustration. Instead, she doubled down to confront voter suppression and drive voter registration and turnout. We all owe her a big debt of gratitude.” And the New York Times columnist Kara Swisher tweeted, “If revenge is a dish best served cold, then @staceyabrams is serving up a massive liquid nitrogen ice cream sundae to the GOP of Georgia tonight.”Every four years in the first week of January, House and Senate members assemble in the House chambers for a joint session of Congress to carry out the ceremonial task of counting the Electoral College votes cast in the previous November’s election and formally proclaim a new president. It’s a tradition that goes back to the Founding Fathers and confirms this country’s enduring commitment to the peaceful transfer of power. But this year, in the waning days of the Trump presidency—one that has riven the country in unprecedented ways—this ceremony is being turned into a cynical act of performance art by a clutch of Republican senators and representatives determined to flout the Constitution in a calculated and possibly seditious attempt to advance their own political careers.
It’s a doomed uprising being stoked by Donald Trump himself, who has repeatedly made the I Still Watch Light Film Star War Got A Problem Shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this false claim that he won the 2020 election over Joe Biden. He has also suggested (again, without any basis of fact) that Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over today’s ceremony, has the authority to throw out a state’s electoral votes. The move is being led by Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, two Republican senators who already have their eyes on the 2024 presidential race and who clearly believe that their unconstitutional attempts to thwart a free and fair vote will somehow give them a leg up with the Trump base of Republican voters needed to win the nomination in four years. (There are 13 senators in all who have joined this stunt; one of them is Georgia’s Kelly Loeffler, who was defeated in her reelection bid on Tuesday.)