Democrats hope that Georgia's blue wave arrives at last.
Joe Biden's chances look better and better in Georgia, forcing Donald Trump into late campaign appearances in the state.
Democratic candidates glimpse victory in the state's two U.S. Senate races. And the party appears on the cusp of retaking the House in the Georgia Legislature.
Former state Rep. Stacey Abrams, who fell short of a runoff against GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in the 2018 gubernatorial race, expressed optimism in an appearance on Chris Hayes' MSNBC show Monday night for a Democratic breakthrough.
To her credit, Abrams has led efforts to register and galvanize the state's new voters, most of them members of minorities who support Democrats.
The state has added 4 million new voters since 2016, according to a report by the New Yorker's Charles Bethea on the party's improved prospects in Georgia.
Forgotten as Democratic odds increase is Jim Martin's U.S. Senate campaign in 2008, in which he took incumbent Saxby Chambliss to a runoff, without the national support that Abrams and other Democratic candidates have received in subsequent years.
As with Abrams' bitter loss to Kemp, Democratic hopes have been crushed several times in statewide races. Kemp ran for governor while he was still Georgia's secretary of state, using that position to suppress black votes.
According to Bethea and others, many black voters are going to the polls for the first time this year, and record-setting early voting favors Democrats. Long lines have not dampened the turnout.
With Democratic candidates gaining in the state's two U.S. Senate races, the party is optimistic at reversing a long string of losses in state races. Georgia has two Senate elections because of the retirement of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, one of the GOP's last moderates. A double win in Georgia might carry Democrats to control of the U.S. Senate.
In the campaign for Isakson's seat, Raphael Warnock, pastor of Martin Luther King's Ebenezer Street Baptist Church, is a more appealing candidate than the Republicans' ghoulish Doug Collins and Kelly "Atilla the Hun" Loeffler.
Warnock gave the eulogy for the late civil rights leader John Lewis, and has received endorsements from Barack Obama and other Democratic heavyweights.
With overwhelming campaign contributions, he's run a positive TV ad campaign, while his GOP opponents have been drawn to attacking each other, giving no attention to Warnock.
Democrats fear that the hapless campaign of Matthew Lieberman, Joe's son, might derail Warnock's chances of gathering enough votes in the race's so-called jungle primary to prevent a runoff.
Republican voters likely will close ranks in a runoff despite the Loeffler-Collins mud fight. Republican turnout would be galvanized if GOP control of the Senate hinges on the runoff outcome.
In the other race, 33-year-old Jon Ossoff has thrown a scare into incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue, whose main accomplishment in his first term was total fealty to Donald Trump. Polls indicate Ossoff is tied with Perdue, who backed out of his final debate with his quick-witted opponent.
The sixth congressional race between incumbent Lucy McBath and GOP retread Karen Handel is also drawing national attention. McBath beat Handel two years ago in the Democratic wave to gain control of the U.S. House. Lost by Ossoff to Handel four years ago, the sixth is one of those suburban battlegrounds undergoing rapid demographic change.
A couple of other Democratic candidates appear in good condition to take congressional seats.
Roy Barnes, the state's last Democratic governor, told Bethea that he sees signs of a Democratic surge. That would represent a wonderful late-life gift for 96-year-old former President Jimmy Carter and former U.S. Sens. Sam Nunn and Max Clelland. They and other Democratic heroes are primed to celebrate after years in the political wilderness.