“He waited 5 hours to post this,” joked Chrissy Teigen when her husband John Legend posted a smooth replay of “Georgia On My Mind” on Twitter Friday morning.
The singer posted a video of his version of the classic Ray Charles song to celebrate Joe Biden taking the lead while the counting continues at Peach State.
Former Vice President Joe Biden now leads President Donald Trump in Georgia in a dramatic turn of events.
Biden was just ahead of Trump in the early morning hours of November 6 with only 917 votes.
CNN reports that black voters in Fulton County and other suburbs around Atlanta led to an upswing for Democrats in the traditionally red state. The last time a Democrat won the state was in 1992 Bill Clinton.
The rendition of the legend “Georgia on My Mind” spread quickly, gaining nearly 70,000 supporters at the time of publication.
He waited 5 hours to publish this: https://t.co/vIz2bNkkCW
– chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 6, 2020
The song has long been associated with elections, with the phrase often used in connection with a key state on the battlefield, and in 1979 the State of Georgia designated Ray Charles’ version as the official state song.
Both Legend and Teigen loudly supported Biden Harris’ campaign in the run-up to the elections.
The “All of You” musician performed at a Biden rally in Philadelphia on November 2.
“Some people see the meanness, bullying, selfishness of Donald Trump and mistake it for strength, a kind of twisted masculinity,” Legend said as he addressed the crowd from his piano. “Some see his greed and mistake it for a good businessman”.
Speaking about the rappers who supported Trump, he continued, “Some of your former favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies. I think they even formed a new supergroup called ‘The Sunken Place’.”
The legend also criticized Trump’s “platinum plan” and called him “fool’s gold” for the black community “because you can’t rely on a word he says.
“Ask the students at Trump University. Ask any contractors he has defrauded. Ask the people his charity was supposed to help before it was shut down for fraud,” the legend goes. “Ask all the black and brown Americans who are dying from this virus and are losing their jobs under his watch. The president is not strong: he is a coward, and his career in business and government has been one failure after another”.