US. President Donald Trump travels to Georgia on Monday to keep the U The Senate in the hands of its Republican Party, after its efforts to overcome its own defeat in the state, has given new insecurity to two races that are considered too close
President-elect Joe Biden will travel to Georgia for a last-minute rally ahead of Tuesday’s runoff elections, where two incumbent Republican senators will battle two Democratic challengers

If Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue were successful in defending their seats, their party would retain a 52-seat majority in the Senate with 100 seats, which would give them the power to block much of Biden’s agenda if he was on 1 January takes office 20

A sweep of Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff would hand control over to Biden’s party as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would hold the decisive vote in the 50:50 chamber, which would make it easier for Biden to take further coronavirus action and fight climate change as the Democrats also control the House of Representatives

None of the candidates won a majority in their races in November, which spurred the runoffs

Biden narrowly won Georgia in November, breaking years of Republican dominance in the state.Trump has refused to acknowledge his defeat and his election campaign has unsuccessfully attempted to reverse the results in Georgia and several other battlefield states

Trump on Saturday put Georgia’s top electoral officer, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, under pressure to find enough votes to undo his defeat

“There is nothing wrong with saying you recalculated,” Trump said, according to an audio recording of the call posted by the Washington Post. Raffensperger declined his request,

It’s not clear whether Trump’s actions and repeated allegations of electoral fraud will affect the outcome of the Senate races strategists from both parties say the outcome could likely depend on how many Republican voters turn out on Tuesday, given the heavy Democratic turnout / p>

“If we cast our vote on election day, I think Perdue and Loeffler have a very good chance of winning,” Jason Shepherd, leader of the Cobb County Republican Party, told Reuters

Trump warned Raffensperger on Saturday that Republican voters could be discouraged if Biden’s victory persists

“Because of what you did to the president, a lot of people are not going to vote and a lot of people are going to vote negatively,” he said on the conference call earlier that he had both Raffensperger and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, both Republicans , urged to resign for not supporting his unsupported election fraud allegations

The campaigns erased spending records and sparked an unprecedented turnout. More than 3 million Georgians have already cast their votes and political groups have flooded the southern state with a tsunami of advertising

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