Abortion is key issue in Georgia Senate vote

Abortion is key issue in Georgia Senate vote
Abortion rights has become a key issue in the Georgia Senate runoffs. Getty Images
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Daily US Times: Both supporters ‍and opponents and of abortion rights and access are investing heavily in the Senate runoff election in Georgia next week, underscoring in their get-out-the-vote and fundraising efforts the crucial significance that a US Senate majority would offer each side as they look to advance their agenda under a new administration.

That’s why many of those activists have spent their holiday season working to draw supporters on their sides to the polls, whether for incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue or Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Early voting wrapped this week and Election Day is Tuesday, January 5.

If Democratic candidates win both seats, they will control the Senate with a 50-50 split decided by incoming Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The majority in the Senate would determine whether measures expanding abortion access backed by the Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and Democrat-led House would meet a receptive vote or a thorny end.

And on a much broader scale, whichever party takes the upper chamber of Congress holds the power to confirm or reject Joe Biden’s picks for the federal judiciary, a key part of determining national abortion policy.

Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List’s partner Women Speak Out PAC is on track to exceed its projected $4.1 million campaign on the senate runoff, according to the group’s president, Marjorie Dannenfelser.

The campaign, which is slated to reach 1 million voters and make 750,000 in-person voter visits, features hand delivered absentee ballot applications as well as digital and mail ads, she said.

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