Georgia is the key to the control of the senate in this historic election as voters turn out to determine if the U.S Senate will be controlled by democrats or republicans. The Senate right now has a 50-48 Republican majority and Georgia will have the ability to determine the direction in which the country will be headed come 2021. The Jan. 5 runoff election began early voting this past Monday, December 14th and more voters turned out (168,000) on day one than on the general election (128,000) and an additional 314,000 absentee ballots were cast. By Friday morning, December 18th 2020 over 1.1 million ballots have been cast, the most for a runoff election. 1.2 million ballots were cast in comparison to early voting in the general election within the same time frame.
President Trump and President-Elect Joe Biden have already hit the state to campaign and both parties are spending major dollars, especially since Facebook released their block on campaign ads for this election about two days ago.
Sen. David Perdue (R) is running against Jon Ossof (D)
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) is facing Raphael Warnock (D)
If the Republicans win one seat they will maintain majority, but if Democrats win both seats they will split the the votes (two independents caucus with democrats) and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris will be the deciding factor.
The latest polls show all candidates relatively close to their opponents, as all four are staying within in the 48% margin of their races (very close). Runoff elections usually don’t pull large voter turnouts, but Georgia has the world watching as they decide the direction of our country.