In the United States, the results of the Senate election in the state of Georgia are currently eagerly awaited. That’s where the last two seats of the US Senate are at stake and they may well determine the country’s future. Raphael Warnock has the first seat in for the Democrats. For the last decisive seat it is still too narrow to declare a victor.
Joe Biden’s victory in the US presidential election last November was a huge relief to many supporters and advocates. After four years of Donald Trump, they can prepare for a different policy.
Run-off in Georgia
How smoothly that policy runs, however, also depends on other things. While the Democrats were able to maintain their majority in the House of Representatives, there was still no decision on the Senate in November.
In the state of Georgia, the rules are slightly different than in most other states. There, a candidate must immediately achieve more than 50 percent to avoid a so-called run-off. None of the candidates succeeded on November 3, putting both seats at stake again on January 5.
Democrats need both seats
In it, the two candidates with the most votes from the first round faced each other. In one race incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler takes on her Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock. The other seat is a battle between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff.
If the Democrats win both seats, they will have a majority in the Senate. If the Republicans manage to keep one seat, difficult years await future president Joe Biden.
Perdue vs. Ossoff
Normally, Georgia has been the territory of the Republicans for years, but during the presidential election, Joe Biden managed to paint the state surprisingly blue. Even then it was a neck-and-neck race.
This time too it is very exciting. The vital election drew a huge number of voters to the polls, despite the heavily rampant corona pandemic in the United States.
The Democrat Rapfael Warnock has already been declared the winner of the one Senate election by several American media. He would narrowly beat Kelly Loeffler. As a result, it seems to come down to the battle between David Perdue and Jon Ossoff. The difference between the two is currently only a few votes.