After record-shattering fundraising and visits on Monday from soon-to-be-former president Trump and president-elect Joe Biden, Georgians will finally vote on Tuesday (Jan. 5) in a run-off election that will determine control of the Senate.
If Democrats can pull off two wins, they will take control of the Senate from Republicans — with Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote in a 50-50 chamber — but if Republicans can hold on to both seats, they will retain control and serve as a potential bulwark against Biden’s ambitious first 100-days agenda.
As you can imagine, with so much at stake as the country battles both the raging COVID-19 pandemic and Trump’s repeated attempts to cast doubt on the democratic process, lots of prominent voices have been speaking out and encouraging Georgians to get out and vote. “Georgia ready,” native son T.I. tweeted on Monday night, linking to a retweet from the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who is facing an uphill battle against incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler; Democrat challenger Jon Osoff is in a tight race with Sen. David Perdue.
John Legend got in on the action as well, joining a call with Peach State volunteers to encourage them to help get out the vote. “I’ve got GA on my mind & so do all these amazing volunteers,” Legend said of the hard-working folks he surprised by popping into their Zoom call. “Thank you to everyone out there putting in hard work to help get Jon @Ossoff & @ReverendWarnock elected. We’re almost to the finish line. GA let’s vote & win this tomorrow! peachvote.com to make a plan to vote.”
Another native son, Jeezy, not only encouraged his fellow Georgians to get out the vote, but also promised that to celebrate he’ll be “dropping surprises at polling locations across ATL” during the day, asking them to keep an eye out for the #JeezyAtThePolls hashtag.
Check out the tweets below.
Georgia, TODAY is Election Day! If you're an eligible Georgia voter and haven't voted yet, visit https://t.co/gpcgRwaeUq to find your polling place or where to drop off your mail ballot in your county! Vote for @ossoff + @ReverendWarnock, GA! #CivicsForTheCulture pic.twitter.com/weolCzuWMy
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 5, 2021
I've got GA on my mind & so do all these amazing volunteers. Thank you to everyone out there putting in hard work to help get Jon @Ossoff & @ReverendWarnock elected. We're almost to the finish line. GA let's vote & win this tomorrow! https://t.co/lrotCI0Fdq to make a plan to vote pic.twitter.com/RBnJR38YCS
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 5, 2021
Georgia ready ✊🏾 https://t.co/c1hLgMfNWd
— T.I. (@Tip) January 5, 2021
Georgia, we are calling on YOU to get out tomorrow, January 5th, to cast your vote in the Senate runoff election. To celebrate this election and all Georgians, I am dropping surprises at polling locations across ATL tomorrow. Remember, to keep an eye out for #JeezyAtThePolls pic.twitter.com/tbYSczd9uT
— Sno (@Jeezy) January 5, 2021
Georgia this is on US! We need to Move Mitch Out The Way by electing @raphaelwarnock and @jonossoff to the US Senate on Jan 5th. The world is watching. We got this! #MoveMitch #VoteOssoff #VoteWarnock pic.twitter.com/ascT785ENw
— Sno (@Jeezy) January 4, 2021
In the A !!! pic.twitter.com/4vE5sEKPdE
— Jermaine Dupri (@jermainedupri) January 5, 2021
— T.I. (@Tip) January 4, 2021
GEORGIA 🍑 If you haven't done so already, be sure to VOTE today! This Senate runoff election is just as important as the Presidential election. 🗳
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) January 5, 2021
Good luck, #Georgia! It’s time for a CHANGE! Tomorrow’s the day!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 5, 2021
— COMMON (@common) January 5, 2021
I don't have any illusions about the Democratic Party's appetite for structural change! But! It will still be fantastic if they take Georgia today! Just better than the alternative! Get those votes in, Georgia! https://t.co/rJLFv6f2Gf
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) January 5, 2021
Georgians! If you haven’t voted today is your day! https://t.co/l9KeSP5U4a
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) January 5, 2021
WHASSUP GEORGIA FREAXXXXX I LOVE YA AND AND IF YOU LOVE MOI YOU'RE GONNA VOTE IN THIS RUNOFF ELECTION AND DETHRONE MUTCH MACCRUBBLE YES YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU!!! (I am assuming you've already done this but if this tweet sent you over the edge you're welcome a merica)
— Jeff Rosenstock (@jeffrosenstock) January 4, 2021
Georgia!!! Let’s gooooooo! https://t.co/7erf3aitmV
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) January 5, 2021