Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

Politics: Sterling believes voter dropoff in our area, North Georgia ‘cost the GOP two Senate seats.’ Ossoff, Warnock to be sworn in this week.

Gabriel Sterling of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office outlined the voter falloff in the Jan. 5 runoff vs. the Nov. 3 general election. Northwest Georgia, as part of North Georgia, is called out as “these folks cost the GOP two Senate seats and control of the Senate … giving Biden and Dems a free hand.” As we posted before, there was a major drop in votes in our area between the two elections. Examples:

Republican incumbent David Perdue saw a 16.2% vote drop in Floyd County and 12.9% drop in Bartow County.

Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff saw a 13% drop in Floyd County and 8% drop in Bartow County.

Together, that’s more than half of the 16,700-vote dropoff between the two electoins.

Floyd and Bartow are two of the 12 counties in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

Both Ossoff and Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock are expected to be sworn in by midweek and likely will vote on the impeachment of Trump. They can’t be sworn in until after Georgia’s Jan. 5 vote is certified on Tuesday.

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