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Democrats capture Senate seat in Georgia runoff

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The incumbent senator defeated Republican Herschel Walker, a former football star and protege of former president Donald Trump.

Trump was always blinded by celebrity adulation and not content to just be a silver spoon real estate developer.

That led to his malign influence on American politics and the very unwise choice of endorsing Herschel Walker, whom Dave Chapelle well described as "observably stupid".

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A Warnock win gives Democrats 51 seats and significantly curbs the power of centrist Democratic senator Joe Manchin, who has already blocked several major Biden initiatives in the first two years of his term.

Probably the biggest upside in diminishing the influence of this coal baron who somehow is a Democrat, the supposed party of the American "left".

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Looooser...

Donald Trump is yesterday's man.

Heh.

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Excellent, the democrat majority in the Senate is confirmed, not even with the dirty tricks and attempts to suppress the minority vote by the GOP in Georgia could they win...

The red wave was the joke of the year, it's just a splash of pink champagne flavored with tears, LOL..

Trump is the biggest loser of US..

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Walker was an extraordinarily terrible candidate. Trump was really dumb to pick him.

And now Democrats have a stronger control of the Senate.

Another own goal by Trump.

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At the end of the day, you can't claim to be anti-abortion in an attempt to cozy up to the Bible Loving Right, but be out there spreading your seed and then paying for abortions left, right and centre can you?

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Im mostly concerned by this; The only red politicians in a red state who seem to be able to be elected are Brian Kemp and friends and I have no idea why that is.

Because they are not election deniers, like you. They didn't run a grievance campaign, they ran a campaign on how they could benefit Georgia.

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Another one sent packing.

This MAGA thing is shrinking like the clown at the end of ‘IT’.

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And this wasn't even his biggest loss today. It turns out he runs a literal criminal enterprise. As in, declared officially as a criminal enterprise, under law, by a judge, the very person who determines whether an organization is criminal or not.

And I don't think there has ever been a criminal organization that wasn't run by a criminal....

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Biden's already achieved much in the first half of his first term. Now he can focus on judges. The House GOP will, no doubt, spend of their time focusing on Hunter Biden's laptop, something most Americans don't care about, and this will make them look very foolish, much as they did when investigating Clinton.

A second term for Biden suddenly looks more likely.

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Biden's already achieved much in the first half of his first term. Now he can focus on judges. The House GOP will, no doubt, spend of their time focusing on Hunter Biden's laptop, something most Americans don't care about, and this will make them look very foolish, much as they did when investigating Clinton.

Oh, and don't forget the impeachments. LOOOOOTS of impeachments. And obstruction of raising the debt ceiling because shutting down the country is what the base wants.

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This MAGA thing is shrinking like the clown at the end of ‘IT’.

Trump out for the count? Democrats will miss him. He’s the only one Uncle Joe was bound to beat.

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Gotta go back to 1934 to find the last time the presidents party successfully re-elected every running incumbent.

well played, 45.

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In a surprise to nobody, except maybe herschel himself who I imagine is surprised by everything.

Absolutely abysmal candidate but an absolutely fantastic source of comedy. I hope we haven’t seen the last of him.

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Walker is a latecomer to politics with his 2022 Senate run.

What? Walker has never been in politics ever. He is not a late comer he is a non-starter

Alabama elected an idiot football guy but thankfully Georgia did not make the same mistake. Rack up another huge loss for Trump on the same day his business was judged a huge legal failure. Makes no difference however to the Trump misfits, they will vote for him again in 2024 anyway.

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Congratulations, Already Trump and his puppets and crying Rigged Election, election deniers will have another a rough meal digesting this defeat.

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Now to wait and see if the Freedom Caucus can manage to make Hakeem Jeffries Speaker of the House.

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Hopefully Trump and his allies will get the message comes 2024.

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Hopefully Trump and his allies will get the message comes 2024.

I hope they won't. Let them keep playing their trope. They'll siphon off votes from other pubs who are trying to sit on the fence.

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No Touchdown dance for walker tonight.

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Trump gives us a new definition of the spiral of losing....

Kari Lake, Blake Masters, Mehment Oz, Herschel Walker, Tudor Dixon....all radical, extremist Trump picks who lost when a more traditional Repub candidate could have won...

And the Repubs still can't kick their Trump meth habit...even after he says the Constitution should be scrapped...

Maybe once he gets sent up the river to Rikers Island by Special Counsel Jack Smith...while they don't have the spine to admit it, most of the Repub House and Senate, along with all the Dems, are hoping that happens sooner rather than later...

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And a further kick in the cods for republicans - Arizona will have a democratic governor & 2 democratic senators for the first time in 72 years.

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I'm a conservative, living in Georgia. I didn't like either candidate, but was forced to pick the least bad one.

That wasn't Mr. Walker. Being famous for football and lying about so many things, like domestic abuse, fathering children, claiming your company employs 800 people when it really employs 8, claiming you were in the military and a police officer when none of those were true .... just too many lies to swallow.

No more liars as representatives.

Next up, time to clean out the state representatives who made legal voting so much harder, instead of easier and on paper. We're watching all of of the state representatives here, looking for any excuse to specifically embarrass anyone who voted to make voting harder by restricting voting periods and ways to vote and we are looking for who gets kickbacks from the voting machine vendors. We'll keep at it until all voting in Georgia uses paper ballots for 99% and 1% who need assistance due to physical limitations can use voting machines, if they choose. The Secretary of State decided to ignore experts for what makes excellent, 100% auditable voting, which none of the voting machines can do. There's no reasonable way for a voter to look at the paper summery of their votes in 2 minutes and KNOW with more than about 35% accuracy (tests were performed) that who they voted for was actually captured. The SoS office refused to make the paper the "official" record of a vote for audit purposes too. They are hiding something. That is clear. The only thing that should be hidden in any election voting is the connection for how any individual voted. Everything else needs to be transparent and 100% re-countable by 2 idiots looking at the same paper with no need to trust any computer.

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Maybe once he gets sent up the river to Rikers Island by Special Counsel Jack Smith...while they don't have the spine to admit it, most of the Repub House and Senate, along with all the Dems, are hoping that happens sooner rather than later...

id guess Mitch has a bottle of Old Crow ready to be cracked the day he sees 45 in cuffs.

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Walker's campaign slogan; "Abortion is MURDER! Except when one of my many girlfriends is pregnant"....

That someone this dishonest and hypocritical could get 49% of the vote should scare us all...

Congratulations Senator Warnock...

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Trump's dinner party with an anti-Semitic and a white supremacist. His company found guilty of fraud. Now this, his supported candidate failed.

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Republicans sure are tired of winning!

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