About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now
Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.
Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:
Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “LIVE: Georgia Secretary of State Holds News Conference on Election Recount in Atlanta” – below is their description.
(Nov. 30) Watch live as Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger holds a news conference on the state’s ongoing election recount in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, November 30, 2020.
Democrats’ chances to win Georgia’s two Senate seats — and control of the U.S. Senate — could hinge on motivating voters under 30 to beat their record turnout in the general election.
While Republicans are more focused on overall turnout in this usually conservative state, Democrats are systematically reaching out to young people who helped Joe Biden flip Georgia blue. This demographic, 56% of which voted for Biden, will be key to helping Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock beat Republican incumbent Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
The U.S. Senate would be split 50-50 if Democrats win the two Jan. 5 runoffs, which would give Kamala Harris, as vice president, the tie-breaking vote to clinch the majority.
The stakes are high for Biden’s agenda, since a Republican-led Senate would be able to bury legislation passed by the Democratic-led House. Yet getting young people to the polls is always challenging, and older people tend to be more reliable voters than young people — with 56% of voters 65 and older going for Republican Donald Trump in Georgia.
Add to that the fact that voting tends to drop off heavily in special elections, and those are factors that tend to favor the Republican candidates.
Democrats remain optimistic. There are 23,000 Georgia teenagers who were not eligible to vote in the general election but will have turned 18 in January, according to the Civics Center, an organization focused on registering high schoolers to vote. Jacinda Jackson, who leads the Young Democrats of DeKalb county, calls them “the margin.”Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.
In This Story: Donald Trump
Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.
5 Recent Items: Donald Trump
In This Story: Joe Biden
Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.
Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running against the incumbent, Donald Trump.
On August 11, 2020, Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.
Books by Joe Biden #Ad
6 Recent Items: Joe Biden
In This Story: Kamala Harris
Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who has served as the junior United States senator from California since 2017. She is the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election.