Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., trumpeted a loud warning to all who wish to preserve our nation's democratic republic in proclaiming, "Now we take Georgia, then we change America."
Schumer was referring, of course, to two pivotally important January 5 U.S. Senate runoff races between Republican incumbents Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler and their Democratic rivals Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.
The Georgia runoffs are required because neither Purdue nor Loeffler received 50% of votes mandated by state law to be declared winners during the November elections. A two-seat win by the Democrats would lead to a 50-50 split, which under a Biden presidency would make Vice President Kamala Harris the tie-breaker.
The races are of vitally crucial national importance for three reasons: they will determine which party will control the Senate, and potentially both Congress chambers; they will determine whether radical legislative agendas of a Biden presidency will be rubber-stamped by Congress; and they will determine whether Democrats will be in a position to virtually eliminate America's predominate two-party electoral system of governance.
In short, Sens. Perdue and Loeffler are the nation's last line of defense against total and permanent takeover by progressive far-left Democratic Party elements.
Sen. Perdue's opponent, Jon Ossoff, has made it clear that he welcomes election support he has been offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Ossoff said, "I welcome his [Sanders] support. ... Again, look, I think that his advocacy for ensuring that health care is a human right in this country ... is welcome, is necessary, is appreciated. And so is his support."
Rev. Warnock, Sen. Kelly Loeffler's opponent, is possibly even left of Sanders, having defended the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's anti-American and anti-Semitic comments and declared from his own pulpit that police have a "gangster and thug mentality" and "act like bullies." He also told parishioners, "You cannot serve God and the military."
This Georgia runoff promises (threatens) to be the most fiercely battled U.S. Senate contest in history, with both sides pumping lots of advertising money and huge voter contact efforts into their campaigns.
Political groups that spent nearly $200 million in their respective November races are expected to double those expenditures on their Jan 5 candidates.
Yet no matter how much money is spent, voter turnout in runoff elections held around the Christmas and New Year's holiday are typically smaller than in presidential races.
Democrats are hoping that the Biden win (if this occurs following mounting evidence of vote fraud), represents a demographic political sea-change, given that this would be the first Democrat presidential candidate to carry Georgia since 1992. Their party has added about one million new Georgia voters to the rolls since 2016, with 67% of registered voters voting last November.
Defeated 2018 Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has built a formidable get-out-the-vote operation … including solicitations of many who not only live out-of-state, but who reside out of the state of living altogether.
Abram's voter registration group, "The New Georgia Project," is one of three organizations now under investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State under accusations of "seeking to 'aggressively' register' ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters' before the state's Jan. 5 Senate runoff election."
Among more than 20 investigators tracking down at least 250 separate leads, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger's office reported one case in which a "Fulton County resident" reported "receiving five postcards from The New Georgia Project soliciting a registration 'for the same dead person.'"
Republicans have reasons for optimism as well. Sen. Perdue received more votes in November than any Republican in Georgia history, outpacing his Democratic opponent, documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff, by 88,098.
In the other Senate race, a special election primary among 21 candidates, Sen. Loeffler and other Republicans received 47,808 more votes than Rev. Warnock and other Democrats.
Republicans also hold a ground game get-out-vote advantage with at least one thousand field operatives and thousands of volunteers who had already canvassed nearly a million voters for the November election. Democrats, by contrast, have previously done almost no door-knocking out of COVID-19 fear.
Democrats have only recently begun to canvas in person. And meanwhile, not only is the number of requests for mail-in ballots down one-third from the general election, but according to GOP data analysts, a greater proportion of them have come from Republicans.
Perhaps most encouraging, November fraud-awakened Republicans are mounting a massive ballot-integrity effort to reassure grassroots that their votes will make a difference.
This defensive has enlisted and mobilized a battalion of GOP lawyers who are focused on every aspect of the election, from newly registered voters and cameras monitoring ballot drop boxes, to matching signatures on requests for mail-in ballots and monitoring precincts and tabulation rooms.
Election integrity of the Georgia runoffs is of crucial importance in determining the future of our nation. In many regards, the consequences of this election will be as impactful as those of the November presidential election.
Absent a Republican Senate, there will no checks on whatever appointments or legislative agendas far-left agencies of a Biden administration will inevitably push through.
In every respect, this is America's last stand to remain America.
Larry Bell is an endowed professor of space architecture at the University of Houston where he founded the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA) and the graduate program in space architecture. Larry has written more than 700 articles for Newsmax and Forbes and is the author of several books. Included are: "How Everything Happened, Including Us" (2020), "Cyberwarfare: Targeting America, Our Infrastructure and Our Future" (2020), "The Weaponization of AI and the Internet: How Global Networks of Infotech Overlords are Expanding Their Control Over Our Lives" (2019), "Reinventing Ourselves: How Technology is Rapidly and Radically Transforming Humanity" (2019), "Thinking Whole: Rejecting Half-Witted Left & Right Brain Limitations" (2018), "Reflections on Oceans and Puddles: One Hundred Reasons to be Enthusiastic, Grateful and Hopeful" (2017), "Cosmic Musings: Contemplating Life Beyond Self" (2016), "Scared Witless: Prophets and Profits of Climate Doom" (2015) and "Climate of Corruption: Politics and Power Behind the Global Warming Hoax" (2011). He is currently working on a new book with Buzz Aldrin, "Beyond Footprints and Flagpoles." Read Larry Bell's Reports — More Here.