The upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia arguably holds higher stakes than the final outcome of the 2020 presidential election, as it will likely determine who holds majority control in the upper chamber, giving one side a massive advantage over the other.
According to Breitbart, the Democrat candidates running against incumbent GOP senators are receiving unprecedented levels of support, with some high-profile Democrats even suggesting that voters in states like California pack up and move to Georgia, even temporarily, to bolster the Democrats’ chances.
However, according to Georgia state law, those moving to the state solely to vote against Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler may face the consequences of Georgia state law, which forbids moving to the state with the sole intention to vote.
Adding to that is the fact that it’s also illegal to vote in a runoff race if one has already voted in the general election in another state, leaving many who have hopes of moving to the Peach State to help Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock win an election with the possibility of eventually being prosecuted.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang made headlines recently after he announced he was packing up his family and headed to Georgia, even making sure his large base of social media followers were aware of the Georgia voting deadlines.
There isn’t much time. The earliest date for absentee ballots to be mailed for the runoff is Nov. 18. The registration deadline is Dec. 7. The In-person early voting begins Dec. 14.
— Andrew Yang🧢🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) November 6, 2020
In an earlier Breitbart report, The New York Times columnist Tom Friedman indicated during a CNN interview that he hopes “everybody moves to Georgia in the next month or two, registers to vote, and votes for these two Democratic senators.”
Obviously, Friedman and Yang seem to be grossly unaware of Georgia state law, which forbids such actions.
Ultimately, what this likely means for the results of the runoff elections — especially if they end up in razor-thin margins — is that recounts and legal challenges could be on the horizon, to determine which voters moved to the state to vote.
In other words, it could end up in complete and total disaster if Democrat voters attempt to rig the game in Georgia, similar to the outcome of the 2020 General election.