The Brief: Internet users began sharing memes of Stacey Abrams, Jon Ossoff, and Mitch McConnell during the 2020 Georgia Senate runoffs on Jan. 5.
Georgia US Senate runoffs were held on Jan. 5. Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff both narrowly won their respective Senate races against GOP Senate candidate Kelly Loeffler and Republican incumbent Sen. David Perdue.
The Georgia Senate race is incredibly important, as the results of this race decide which political party has control over the Senate. With victories from both Warnock and Ossoff, there will be a 50-50 split, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris acting as a tie-breaker. This gives Democrats a very thin majority, reports to Bloomberg.
Kamala on her first day presiding over the Senate pic.twitter.com/wbt5UTWKSG
— Ben Yahr (@benyahr) January 6, 2021
Many praised politician and organizer Stacey Abrams for her work in getting Georgia voters to the polls for this race, as she did with the 2020 Presidential Race which saw Georgia pull in favor of Presidential-elect Joe Biden and Harris.
During the Georgia Senate runoffs, internet users began sharing memes regarding the results.
— Deep Sea Ape (@asperjack) January 6, 2021
A Game Of Thrones reference:
— ✨ Ed🤦🏽♂️ ✨ (@edcitoo) January 6, 2021
Another version targeted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who was instrumental in deciding how much aid American citizens would receive as part of a COVID relief stimulus package.
— Leah🧡 (@leah_sofamous17) January 6, 2021
Mitch McConnell right now pic.twitter.com/jP9OVEp99b
— Jonathan (@j_o_n_a_than) January 6, 2021
Another TV show reference:
The Queen’s Gambit (2021) pic.twitter.com/2qBvb7ydxK
— Cameron Smith (@cameronsmith269) January 6, 2021
A little word play:
Stacey Abrams worked her Ossoff.
— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) January 6, 2021
Another imagined Abrams and Ossoff’s victory dance.
John Ossoff & Stacey Abrams after he wins pic.twitter.com/EaTsBrIK29
— CHRIS (@chrisispetty) January 6, 2021
Many also called her a hero.
Well deserved. pic.twitter.com/zYdBH0P3KC
— ♠️ Jacob ♠️ (@DragonKing____) January 6, 2021