The Senate races in Georgia are tight as well

The Senate races in Georgia are tight as well
A protester in Atlanta holds a sign asking officials to “count every vote”. Photo: Shutterstock
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Daily US Times: The result of the US state of Georgia are getting more intensified as President Trump is ahead by just 1,902 votes and the two candidates are tied at 49.4% each. The Senate races is also getting very intense in this election.

Democrats has been minority in the Senate in the last six years. They are hoping it get the control back. Their hopes of wrenching control of the Senate from Republicans received an unexpected boost as it seems likely that two key races in Georgia may be headed to runoff races.

One of the Senate races is definitely headed to a second round in January, while a second Georgia contest and races in Alaska and North Carolina remain undecided, leaving the upper chamber of the Congress now deadlocked 48-48. An result may now not be known until the new year.

Republicans look likely to win in Alaska and North Carolina, but Democrats would undoubtedly focus huge amounts of money and energy on trying to win the Georgia runoffs. If both races did go to runoffs – and Democrats were to win them – it would leave the Senate split 50-50, with the vice-president serving as a tie-breaker.

If Joe Biden wins the White House, that would mean Kamala Harris would be the deciding vote in the Senate. If Donald Trump wins a second term, then it would be Mike Pence.

On Wednesday, the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said: “We’re waiting – whether I’m going to be the majority leader or not.”

Vote counting continues in Georgia, where Republican candidate David Perdue was trying to hold off Democrat Jon Ossoff in a multi-candidate race that could also go to a runoff if neither candidate clears the 50% threshold to win.

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