• By The Financial District

BIDEN, TRUMP RALLY IN GEORGIA FOR SENATE RUNOFFS

President Donald Trump travels to Georgia on Monday (Tuesday, January 5, 2021, in Manila) in a bid to keep the US Senate in the hands of his Republican Party, after his efforts to overturn his own defeat in the state have injected new uncertainty into a pair of races that are seen as too close to call, Andy Sullivan reported for Reuters.

President-elect Joe Biden also will travel to Georgia for a last-minute rally ahead of the Tuesday runoff elections, which pit a pair of incumbent Republican senators against two Democratic challengers.


If Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue successfully defend their seats, their party would maintain a 52-seat majority in the 100-seat Senate, giving them the power to block much of Biden’s agenda when he takes office on Jan. 20.


A sweep by Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff would hand control to Biden’s party, as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would hold the tiebreaking vote in the 50-50 chamber.


That would make it easier for Biden to enact further coronavirus relief and tackle climate change, as Democrats also control the House of Representatives.



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