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Democrats clinch Senate control

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/06/21, 05:00 pm

The Associated Press called the second race for the U.S. Senate in Georgia for Democrat Jon Ossoff on Wednesday afternoon after Raphael Warnock claimed a victory for the state’s other seat early in the morning.

What does that mean for Congress? The defeat of Republican incumbent Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler gives Democrats control of both chambers of Congress along with the White House. With the Senate divided evenly between the two parties, Vice President–elect Kamala Harris will have a tie-breaking vote, making it easier for President-elect Joe Biden to pursue his political priorities. The evenly matched chamber will be vulnerable to filibusters, however.

Dig deeper: Read Jamie Dean’s report about how the race will impact the political landscape in the United States.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • Big Jim
    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 02:01 pm

    Now if Joe Manchin caves and backtracks on his promise not to overturn the filibuster rule then Katy bar the door.

    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 02:08 pm

    We may need to prepare for Habakkuk times.

    Posted: Thu, 01/07/2021 09:23 pm

    Using the same Made in China machines that voted for Biden? No one is surprised at the outcome.

    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 08:34 am

    This is a lie that's been stated by Lin Wood and Sidney Powell and perpetuated by right-wing propagandists. There is no evidence that Dominion machines switched votes. It keeps being amplified by good people, but this is a lie that got two people killed on Wednesday. We need to stop repeating things that do not have factual basis. 

  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 01/08/2021 08:28 pm

    TIM MILLER, you state "There is no evidence that Dominion machines switched votes."  The problem is, there's not a lot about the Dominion ballot tabulating machines that is transparent. They don't want anyone to examine their software (or code). No one outside of Dominion can say if or what the machines may be connected to (remembering of course, that connections don't require a wire or cable or any visible physical connection).  In some cases, apparently after votes are tabulated, there is no physical record of ballots to correlate with the totals the machine spits out. No one, other than Dominion personnel, can say the machines can't be hacked--and some of the most secure systems in the world have proven vulnerable to hackers.

    We all know that maintaining voter trust in our elections and all of their processes is vital. Trust requires transparency, but little about the Dominion systems is transparent. The most you can say about Dominion is "no evidence has been uncovered that Dominion machines switched votes."

    Another reason so many people are suspicious that Dominion helped steal this election is the list of those who vehemently defend Dominion's integrity. For starters,  there's a department of Homeland Security called Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The Wikipedia entry on CISA says "The expected role of CISA is to improve cybersecurity across all levels of government...".  But farther down, Wikipedia says "On 17 December 2020, it was revealed that several US agencies had been hit by a massive months-long intrusion by overseas hackers."  That doesn't say much for CISA.

    The list of those who defend Dominion also includes many of the most anti-Trump media organizations in the US: New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, Bloomberg News. And of course, the election officials in the states and localities that used Dominion machines are defending the integrity of Dominion. 

    You are free to say what you wish, but Dominion is certainly not on my list of causes to support.