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Political Science Professor, Political Analysts Discuss Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Results

A person casts their vote during Georgia's Senate runoff elections on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A person casts their vote during Georgia's Senate runoff elections on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Democrats are one step closer to controlling the U.S. after Senator-elect Raphael Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler in the first Senate runoff election. Votes are still be counted in the race between incumbent GOP Senator David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. But Ossoff is declaring victory.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” show host Rose Scott talks with a political science professor, a political strategist and a political analyst about the twin runoff election results.

In two separate virtual conversations, guests weigh in on several topics, including voter turnout, campaign and political ads strategies, President Trump’s influence on the election, and whether Georgia is undoubtedly blue or a mix between red and blue.

Guests:

  • Emory University Political Science Professor Andra Gillespie
  • Atlanta-based political strategist and Fred Hicks
  • Cory Ruth, a political analyst and the CEO of Mergence Global

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.