President Trump is leading a Republican National Committee demonstration on Saturday at 7 p.m. in Valdosta Airport in the southern state.
The purpose of the meeting is to support the re-election campaigns of two Republican senators in Georgia, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are electing candidates in remote elections that will determine Senate control.
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After lengthy speculations, the president told reporters on Thanksgiving Day that he was going to Georgia to campaign on behalf of Perdue and Loeffler. Trump’s visit comes a day after Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to take his second stop in Georgia in recent weeks to stumble past GOP senators. Trump was last in Georgia in October when he led a big gathering in Macon.
The power of the next senate to appear in this month’s election is 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. That means Democrats must win both Georgian elections to become a 50-50-50 senate. If that happens, the elected vice president, Kamala Harris, will have a tie vote, giving his party a razor-thin majority in the chamber.
In Georgia, where state law requires the process to run if no candidate reaches 50% of the vote, Perdue barely missed avoiding leaving and got 49.75% of the vote. Jon Ossoff, the Democratic Challenger, fell short by roughly 87,000 votes.
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In the other race, Loeffler won nearly 26% of the vote in a huge special election with 20 candidates to fill the last two years of former GOP senator Johnny Isakson. Raphael Warnock, a Democratic candidate, won nearly 33% of the vote.
Campaigns, political parties, and outside groups like super PACs are spending huge sums on the runoff. Nearly $ 300 million has already been spent on running or maintaining ads.
The president’s visit follows as he continues the results of the Georgian presidential race, which was once a solid red state that has become a decisive battleground in recent years. President-elect Joe Biden cast the state with roughly 12,000 votes in last month’s election. The results were backed up by a manual recalculation prescribed by government officials. The recount requested by the president, which is expected to be completed by the end of the week, Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger said is not expected to result in “significant changes”.
Raffensperger, a Republican and Trump supporter, told reporters on Wednesday that “it looks like Vice President Biden will take Georgia.”