Today, Georgians will vote in two important run-off elections: Jon Ossoff (D) faces incumbent Senator David Perdue (R), and Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock (D) faces Kelly Loeffler (R), who was appointed to the Senate last year after Senator Johnny Isakson (R) retired due to health issues.
If the Democrats secure these two seats, that would mean a Democratic controlled Senate for President-elect Joe Biden.
With this in mind, many have rallied to turn Georgia blue, including the President-elect himself. Although it is harder to get voters to turn out for these special elections, especially during a pandemic, early voting reached a “record high” for Georgia, Teen Vogue reported.
Yet, in the final polls, both Ossoff and Warnock were both leading. So, there is hope for those who want to see a Blue Senate. Having a Democratic-controlled Senate does not necessarily mean progress, though. Looking at recent history, 41 Senate Democrats allowed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass a defense bill without a vote on distributing $2,000 stimulus checks. This was after the bill for $2,000 had passed through the House with bipartisan support.
Nonetheless, there could still be hope for a third $2,000 stimulus check, contingent upon the results of the runoff election, CNN noted. ~ℝ
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