I decided not to obsess over the Georgia senate runoff elections all day because I knew that the results would not be apparent until well after the polls close. Even now around 9:30PM, the margins are razor thin, the results not clear. I'd occasionally pop in for a peak, seeing the typical news of long lines at the polls in majority minority districts. I sure hope that Ossoff and Warnock win, but the mere fact that they are running neck-and-neck with their opponents is, as Joe Biden might put it, a BIG FUCKING DEAL. Stacey Abrams and her Fair Fight organization have done immeasurable good in fighting voter suppression in Republican-run states.
Georgia's population is over thirty-two percent African-American, and if African-American voters are not prevented from casting ballots, that statistic goes a long way toward turning Georgia blue, when it is, surprisingly to me, already purple. Mississippi and Alabama also have large African-American populations, so the reality of a solidly 'red' South is largely contingent on chicanery at the polls.
I doubt the runoff will be resolved before the clock strikes midnight, so I foresee having, like Ray Charles, Georgia on my mind for a while.
I just hope that the voters will have sent crooks Perdue and Loeffler packing by the time I get up tomorrow.