President Trump, the predecessor and soon-to-succeed successor to the White House, and Vice President Mike Pence are all following Georgia’s two January 5 Senate remote elections, where the Republican majority in the chamber can be seized. .
President-elect Joe Biden on Twitter urged unregistered people in Georgia to do so by Monday’s deadline.
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– Georgia – Our work is not over yet. Register to vote by Dec. 7 and turn the Senate over. ”Biden tweeted while linking to a video from Iwillvote.com launched by the National Democratic Commission.
Ron Klain, who was elected White House cabinet chief in Biden’s incoming administration, said the president-elect intends to campaign in Georgia ahead of the Jan. 5 election, which will determine whether the GOP retains a senate majority or whether Democrats control both sides of Congress. House and the Presidency.
The power of the next Senate in last month’s elections was 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. This means Democrats must win both Georgian national teams to become 50-50-50 senates. If that happens, the elected vice president, Kamala Harris, will have a tie vote, giving his party a razor-thin majority in the chamber.
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In Georgia, where state law requires a vote if no candidate reaches 50% of the vote, David Perdue, the GOP Senate, barely missed the avoidance and won 49.75% of the vote in the November election. . Jon Ossoff, the Democratic Challenger, fell short by roughly 87,000 votes.
In the other race, appointed Republican senator Kelly Loeffler won nearly 26% of the vote in a huge special election with 20 candidates, Johnny Isakson, a former GOP senator for the last two years. Raphael Warnock, a Democratic candidate, won nearly 33% of the vote.
Biden’s tweet came a few hours before his former boss, former President Barack Obama, held a virtual meeting with Ossoff and Warnock. The former president is playing a role in Ossoff’s ad, which began on TV earlier this week.
Stacey Abrams, a former Democratic leader in Georgia House and a 2018 candidate for governor of his party, weakly defeated by GOP Governor Brian Kemp, also joined the virtual rally, which takes place barely ten days before the start of the early personal vote. elections.
Obama called Georgia “the center of our civilian universe because Georgia’s special elections will ultimately determine the course of the Biden presidency and whether Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are able to legally fulfill all their commitments.
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Around the same time that Obama introduced a virtual demonstration of Democrats, Pence joined Perdue for the “Defend the Majority Rally” in the coastal city of Savannah.
Loeffler resigned at the last minute after an employee of a campaign died in a car accident.
“President Trump and I need David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate,” Pence stressed. We need the peach state to protect the majority. The road to the Republican majority in the Senate leads directly through the state of Georgia. “
This was Pence’s second trip in the Georgian campaign. On November 20, he stopped on a bus tour with Perdue and Loeffler in the cities of North Georgia, Canton and Gainesville.
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Republican Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia is scheduled to join the vice president and the two GOP senators in Savannah, but has resigned due to what was described as a family emergency.
Pence’s visit on Friday took place the day before Trump was scheduled to parachute into Georgia to campaign on behalf of Perdue and Loeffler.
The president will conduct a demonstration at the airport in Valdosta, southern Georgia, at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The event is broadcast live on Fox News.
On Friday, the president promoted his stop and tweeted “Big Rally Saturday Night in Georgia !!!”
Saturday’s event is Trump’s first stop in Georgia since he campaigned there on his own behalf in October when he held a big rally in Macon.
The president’s visit comes as he and his allies continue to try to reverse the results of the presidential race in Georgia, which was once a solid red state that has become a decisive battleground in recent years. Biden bore the state in roughly 12,000 votes in last month’s election.