Control of the United States Senate comes down to the two January 5th runoff elections in Georgia. With the threat of court packing, ending the filibuster, stricter gun control, among other items on the leftist agenda, Republicans are looking to retain control of the Senate while Democrats all over the country are seeking ways to make sure they win the Peach State.
Democrat Raphael Warnock will face Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler as neither could break the majority needed in last week’s special election for the seat of retired Senator Johnny Isakson.
Democrat Jon Ossoff is up against Republican Senator David Perdue as neither broke the 50% threshold of votes needed during last week’s election. Libertarian Shane Hazel brought in 2.3% of the votes forcing the January runoff between Ossoff and Perdue.
Former Democratic presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang took to Twitter a few days ago to express his intent on moving to the Peach State with his wife in order to help “clear Mitch out of the way and help Joe and Kamala get things done in the next 4 years.”
As a flood of money enters Georgia to help the Democrat candidates, Yang has also been lending a hand by informing fellow Democrats that they can move to Georgia to vote in the runoffs. Claiming legal residency in Georgia comes with legal exceptions, though. Those planning on moving to the state to vote have to do so by December 7th and have to stay for quite some time to avoid getting into serious trouble. The amount of time needed as a legal resident to avoid punishment, though, has been vague.
The Wall Street Journal reported that a spokesperson for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office declined to comment on how soon a person could establish their legal residency in the state, but cited a state law that makes it a felony to vote in Georgia elections if the person briefly resides in the state with the intention to only vote then moves away right after.
The Wall Street Journal also noted that people moving into the state are allowed to help campaigns and canvass for their respective candidates but moving in without the intent to stay would be seen as fraud.
No matter which side of the political aisle you’re on, all eyes are on Georgia.