1 All Eyes On Georgia As Senate Control Is Too Close To Call
NBC News is projecting Democrat Raphael Warnock as the winner in the Georgia Senate runoff election, beating out Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Still up in the air? The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue. To call the margins razor thin would be a massive understatement. At last check, in the Ossoff/Perdue contest, the men were separated by a little more than 12-thousand votes. But Warnock’s apparent win was no landslide either – with just over 49-thousand votes cast in his column. At press time, 98% of the votes were tallied. The two runoff races in Georgia have gained national attention because their outcomes determine which party controls the Senate, and ultimately, if President-elect Joe Biden will be able to advance his agenda. With just one vote, he would be effectively blocked. It’s likely that this won’t be considered over either. Loeffler was digging in overnight – and under state law, either candidate can request a recount if the final margin is with point-five percentage points.
2 FBI, FAA Investigating Possible Threat Against DC
There’s never a good time for a terrorist threat, but on the day that the 2020 election is supposed to be certified, no one wants to hear that a threat has been issued against our nation’s Capitol. According to CBS News, New York air traffic controllers heard a chilling threat on Monday over the frequency that pilots use. A digitized voice recording offered in part, "We are flying a plane into the Capitol on Wednesday. Soleimani will be avenged." Threat aside, breach of aviation frequencies is a federal crime that carries jail time. While investigators with the FBI and FAA don’t believe the threat is genuine or credible, they are deeply concerned that someone was able to access the flight frequency that pilots use to receive instructions. While the FBI isn’t commenting specifically on this intrusion, reps say the agency takes "all threats of violence to public safety seriously."
3 Shock In Kenosha As No Charges For Officer Who Shot Man In Back
Prosecutors in Wisconsin will not charge the officer involved in the Jacob Blake shooting that left the Black man paralyzed. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake seven times in the back as he tried to enter his SUV. District Attorney Mike Graveley says no Kenosha law enforcement officer will be charged with any criminal offense based on the facts and the law. He added that no charge will be filed against Blake in this incident either. Graveley said their decision was based on a review of more than 40-hours of squad video and more than two-hundred reports. Wisconsin officials have called out the National Guard in case there are protests over the decision to charge Sheskey. So far, any protests have been peaceful