Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited Georgia this weekend, days before the Georgia Senate runoff takes place.
Republican Sen. David Perdue is running for reelection against Democrat Jon Ossoff in a regularly scheduled election and Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler is running against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a special election. Loeffler was appointed to fill former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat after he resigned.
Cruz has been fighting to keep Georgia red, warning that if the left control the Senate there will be a packed Supreme Court, a massive tax increase and the statehood of D.C.
“Make no mistake, if the Democrats take the Senate, they intend to change this country not for a year, not for ten years, but for generations. And I’m here to tell you, that ain’t going to happen,” Cruz said on Sunday.
“I’m proud to be here in Georgia because I look out on you and I am inspired. Each of you look around. The men and women who are gathered here, you are patriots,” he continued. “The men and women gathered here and across the state of Georgia are fighting for the United States of America.”
No candidate in either of Georgia’s Senate races won a majority of the vote on Nov. 3, requiring a runoff for both seats, with the top two candidates in each race facing off. The outcome of these two runoff elections on Jan. 5 will determine which party controls the Senate.
The Senate currently stands at 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats.
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New York City Dems Push Law to Allow 800,000 Non-Citizens to Vote in Municipal Elections
The New York City Council will vote on December 9 on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections
New York’s Democratic party is battling over the constitutionality of voter laws. On December 9, the New York City Council will vote on a law to allow green-card holders and residents with work permits to vote in municipal elections.
“Around 808,000 New York City residents who have work permits or are lawful permanent residents would be eligible to vote under the legislation, which has the support of 34 of 51 council members, a veto-proof majority” reports Fox News.
“It’s important for the Democratic Party to look at New York City and see that when voting rights are being attacked, we are expanding voter participation,” Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, a sponsor of the bill and Democrat who represents the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, told the New York Times. Rodriguez immigrated from the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. citizen in 2000.
Laura Wood, Chief Democracy Officer for the mayor’s office, said at a hearing on the bill in September that the law could violate the New York State Constitution, which states that voters must be U.S. citizens age 18 or older.
Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated he could veto the bill following the September hearing.
“We’ve done everything that we could possibly get our hands on to help immigrant New Yorkers—including undocumented folks—but…I don’t believe it is legal,” de Blasio told WNYC radio at the time.
Mayor-elect Eric Adams, however, submitted testimony to the September hearing in favor of the bill. “In a democracy, nothing is more fundamental than the right to vote and to say who represents you and your community in elected office…Currently, almost one million New Yorkers are denied this foundational right.”
The legislation was first introduced two years ago, but had not yet gained traction due to the legal concerns.
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