I’m a Rabbi in Georgia. Ossoff and Warnock’s Victories Are a Huge Deal for Me — and Just About Everyone.

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I’m a regular voter: primaries, city elections, state elections, national elections. And while I’ve lived in many different parts of the United States, most of the time I’ve lived in places that were so clearly aligned with one party or another as to render my vote somewhat immaterial.

When my family moved to Atlanta from San Francisco in 2014, I assumed I was moving from a deep blue state to a deep red state — in other words, from one place where my vote didn’t matter to another place where my vote didn’t matter, whether I voted with the majority or against it.

But my son, who was not even 18 at the time, thought otherwise. Georgia, he assured me, was more complicated than that.

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