Effect of Georgia election could be felt in Northwest Ohio

If the Democrats have united government, they'll have a lot of freedom to pass sweeping legislation.
Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 7:30 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Democrats won the White House and the House of Representatives in November. If both of the Senate seats in the Georgia election today go to the Democrats, then the government will be united under one party.

According to Bowling Green State University political science professor Dr. Melissa Miller, a political party enjoying a united government can pass major sweeping legislation. The last time the Democrats had a united government, they passed the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

Many worry that if the Democrats take control, they could pass legislation important to the far left progressive wing of the party -- laws like the Green New Deal.

But Miller doesn’t think that is likely.

“Joe Biden is actually a moderate. He’s a moderate Democrat. The Democrats did not nominate and subsequently elect Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. They actually went with a moderate. And also, some of these Democratic members of Congress are actually moderate themselves,” says Miller.

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