Election night was a disaster for Chuck Schumer.
Schumer’s handpicked candidates flamed out in races across the country dashing Democrats’ hopes of winning an outright majority in the Senate.
And now this domestic violence scandal just turned Chuck Schumer’s life upside down.
In Georgia, both Republican-held Senate seats are headed to a runoff as no candidate secured 50 percent of the vote.
If Republicans win just one of these races they will hold a 51-49 majority and winning both will set their majority at 52-48.
If Democrats sweep both seats the Senate ties 50-50 and a Vice President Kamala Harris could cast the tie-breaking vote allowing Democrats to pack the court, eliminate the filibuster, add new states and grant amnesty to illegal aliens.
But right now Democrats are not well positioned to win either race.
Democrat Raphael Warnock is facing Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler.
Warnock’s campaign was thrown into chaos by a report that Warnock is facing domestic violence allegations after Warnock’s wife filed a police report claiming Warnock allegedly ran over her foot with his car when the two argued about Warnock’s wife taking their two children to Senegal for their grandfather’s funeral.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported:
According to the report, shortly after Warnock arrived at his wife’s home on Monday they began arguing about whether Raphael Warnock would allow his wife to apply for passports so that she could take their children to West Africa for her grandfather’s funeral.
Warnock told police that he had previously denied the request and that he didn’t have time to talk about it again, according to the report.
He told police that his wife refused to close the right rear passenger door of his car so that he could leave. He told authorities he began to “slowly” drive forward — and then heard his wife accuse him of driving over her foot.
Republicans enter both runoffs as heavy favorites.
Since Loeffler was appointed to fill a Senate seat, the vote on November 3 was a primary where candidates from all parties on the ballot and the top two head to a runoff if no one hits 50 percent of the vote.
In that primary, the Republican vote count outpaced the Democrats suggesting that in a binary choice election Republican incumbent Senator Loeffler enters the runoff with more potential votes in a race that is more about turning out young voters than persuading undecideds.
The other race features Republican Senator David Perdue against Democrat Jon Ossoff.
Ossoff received 100,000 fewer votes than Joe Biden and enters the race as a decided underdog against Perdue.
If Republicans hang on this will make the third consecutive election cycle Democrats entered with hopes of winning back a Senate majority only to see Schumer’s chosen candidates go down in flames when all the votes were counted.
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