This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on January 2, 2021.
Daniel Goldberg, the legal director of the progressive Alliance for Justice, said Durbin’s comments underscored the importance of the Georgia Senate elections. If Democrats were to win both of the 5 January runoff races, the Senate would be 50-50, and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris could provide a tie-breaking 51st vote.
“I think Senator Durbin just made clear how important the Georgia elections are. The stakes could not be higher,” Goldberg said.