Balance of Power on Capitol Hill at Stake in Georgia Senate Runoff Election

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“The whole world is watching the people of Georgia tomorrow,” said President Trump Jan. 4,  rallying his base on the eve of a statewide election with national significance.

“Each of you is going to vote in one of the most important runoff elections in the history of our country,” he said. 

Georgia is now at the center of the political world as Democrats Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff challenge incumbent GOP senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively.

At stake? Control of the U.S. Senate.

“The country is watching us right now because we have the power, Georgia,” said Ossoff.

“We’re on the frontlines of this battle for the entire country,” said Loeffler. 

The high-level stakes are bringing in high-level campaigners like president-elect Joe Biden for the final push. For him, a pair of Democratic victories could aid in advancing his policy agenda.

“One state can chart the course not just for the next four years, but for the next generation,” he said.

Republicans need at least one win Tuesday to put a check on Biden and the Democratic-led house.

“If you don’t vote, there could be nothing stopping Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” said Vice President Mike Pence. 

Pro-life activists have also been working to get the two Republicans elected, arguing if Democrats win the majority in the Senate, the pro-abortion Biden-Harris administration could expand the Supreme Court and force taxpayers to fund abortion.

Meanwhile, enthusiasm in the peach state is high with a record 3 million voters casting their ballots early. 

“People are taking it seriously,” voter David Brathwaite told Currents News.