There are still four Senate races where we don’t yet have a confirmed winner.
In Alaska, the Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan and his Democratic challenger Al Gross has not been called. As of this writing, Sullivan leads Gross 118,978 to 61,362 with between 53 and 61% reporting, according to Decision Desk HQ.
In North Carolina, the race between incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis and his Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham has still not been called. Tillis leads 2,641,979 to 2,546,241 with 99.9% reporting. The only ballots left to count are the remaining ABM ballots still trickling in, as well as about 40,000 provisional ballots. The state has until Thursday to receive all remaining ballots and is expected to reveal updated vote totals by the end of the week.
Beyond that are the two Georgia Senate runoff races that will take place on Jan. 5th. Incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face off against Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock in one race, while incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue will take on Democrat Jon Ossoff in the other one.
The stakes are high. Assuming Tillis and Sullivan hold on to their leads and win their races, that would give Republicans a 50-48 lead in the race for control of the Senate. But should Warnock and Ossoff win their respective runoffs, it would mean a tie in the Senate, which would make Kamala Harris (assuming the Biden-Harris ticket wins) the “tiebreaker” in instances where the Senate votes 50-50 on something.
Sensing momentum was on the left’s side, Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the streets in his home state of New York Saturday during a Biden-Harris “victory” rally to proclaim total domination was within reach. “Now we take Georgia, then we change the world,” he declared to a cheering crowd that was not social distancing. In the very next sentence, which he uttered after putting his mask on, Schumer
warned promised, “Now we take Georgia, then we change America!”
Chuck Schumer at NYC celebration:
"Now we take Georgia and then we change America" pic.twitter.com/uIoy1NRR62
— Status Coup (@StatusCoup) November 7, 2020
Schumer’s comments were an accidental gift to Senate Republicans in the runoff races, as Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume and others pointed out:
It probably did not help the Dems’ cause in Georgia that Schumer was out Saturday saying that if his party wins the Georgia seats “We will change America.” GA may have acted to change the occupant of the White House, it’s doubtful they wish to “change America.”
— Brit Hume (@brithume) November 8, 2020
It is such a Dems-in-disarray perfection that on the same day they finally clip Trump, Schumer hands the NRSC six weeks of gotv material about Georgia https://t.co/g8LMwpLcgm
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) November 8, 2020
Schumer says Democrats will “change America” if they win the 2 Georgia runoffs (and gain control of Senate)
I imagine GOP will seize and/or pounce on this with a barrage of ads over the next two months https://t.co/h5fSIuYki0
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) November 7, 2020
“Pouncing” on Schumer’s remarks is exactly what Republicans did (as they should have):
.@ChuckSchumer said it best: "Now, we take Georgia. Then we change America."
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) November 7, 2020
Not on our watch. Donate now to help me and @KLoeffler defeat Chuck Schumer. We win these two races, we save the senate. We save the Senate, we save the country. This is what is at stake. #GAsen #gapolhttps://t.co/dHmdaBoWmn https://t.co/xnchcaAp0R
— David Perdue (@Perduesenate) November 7, 2020
Chuck Schumer wants to radically change America.
More socialism. Less freedom.
Open borders. Closed gun stores.
Higher taxes. Lower wages. https://t.co/5105oInrL9
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 8, 2020
In addition to Schumer, other high-profile Democrats also gifted the Georgia GOP and the NRSC over the weekend, including Tommy “Obama Bro” Vietor, who was a former NSC spokesman for then-President Barack Obama. Here’s what Vietor had to say about the intelligence of Georgia voters just days after they may have flipped the state blue in a presidential race (pending the outcome of the recount):
I'm not sure that the seven Georgians who know who Chuck Schumer is are going to find this all that compelling
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) November 8, 2020
Vietor’s predictable cheap shot did not go unnoticed:
Here we go with the Ignorant Southerner tropes from Obama/Biden officials & supporters. See also: Schumer…Good Luck with that Chief. https://t.co/hlzRh0Vvaw
— John Powell (@PowellJohnT) November 9, 2020
After all, they're just ignorant hicks… (low conspiratorial whisper)… they're "Southerners."
Your inner Progressive bigot is getting a little rambunctious there, Tommy. https://t.co/gat6U0oQ0k
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) November 9, 2020
How’s that for fostering “unity” and “healing”, Georgians? Vote accordingly in January to keep Republicans in the majority in the Senate, which will give clowns like Schumer and Vietor and all the rest of the Democrats who view you as ignorant rubes nightmares for months and years to come.