Georgia Will Determine the Nation’s Political Fate
In some sense, the fate of politics in the coming years relies on Georgia. And no, that doesn’t refer to the presidential election, where, at the time of this writing, Democratic nominee Joe Biden holds a mere 1,544 vote lead over President Donald Trump. It refers to the state’s two Senate elections. One is heading to a definite January runoff and the other appears ready to follow suit in the coming hours or days.
Should Republicans win one or both of those elections, the government will likely be in gridlock, with a GOP Senate majority and what’s looking more and more like a Biden presidency. If the GOP fails in both races and Biden wins, the Senate would have 50 Democrats, 50 Republicans, and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking any ties.
In the three-way race between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R–Ga.), Democrat Raphael Warnock, and Rep. Doug Collins (R–Ga.), no candidate received the necessary majority to claim victory on election night, eliminating Collins and sending the former two to a direct contest in
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