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Senator runoff election in Georgia as a showdown for all power

In the first vote on November 3, none of the candidates for the two Senate seats had the necessary absolute majority. In the runoff elections, Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are now challenging Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. A single victory is enough for Republicans to retain a majority in the Senate. The Democratic candidates would both have to prevail so that there is a stalemate with 50 to 50 votes in the chamber, which can be resolved by the future Vice President Kamala Harris in favor of the Democrats.

“New Day for America”

A day before the decisive runoff elections, Democrat Biden campaigned for Ossoff and Warnock in Georgia’s capital, Atlanta. “Tomorrow may be a new day for Atlanta, Georgia, and America,” said Biden. Regarding the two Democratic candidates, he added: “They are principled, they are qualified. You are honorable, you mean what you say. ”About Perdue and Loeffler, Biden said that they think their loyalty goes to incumbent President Donald Trump, not Georgia and the US Constitution.

Trump: “extremists”

Trump, on the other hand, called on an election campaign appearance in Dalton north of Atlanta to vote for Perdue and Loeffler. “That could be the most important vote you will cast for the rest of your life,” he said in front of thousands of followers. Ossoff and Warnock are “extremists who would destroy everything that is dear to the Georgia patriots”.

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