The Fate of the World Rests on Georgia’s Shoulders in Upcoming Senate Run-offs


All the way to the left Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock and next to him, Jon Osoff. Next to him David Perdue, and all the way right Kelly Loeffler.

There are two very important senate run-off election dates happening in Georgia. This could lead to the majority of the senate being either red or blue. The two run-off elections are set for Jan. 5, 2021. The first is against David Perdue (Republican) and Jon Ossoff (Democrat). The second being Kelly Loeffler (Republican) and Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock (Democrat).


These races will determine which party will control the Senate, which is why they are so important. It will either swing the majority to the Democrats which thus hands the new president Joe Biden power to carry about his policy agent. Or leave the Republicans in charge, allowing them to influence Biden’s plans. 


The likelihood of Georgia’s runoff leaning blue is not entirely out of reach. The last time Georgia went blue was with President Clinton back in 1992.  National Public Radio says, “But in the Senate races, both of the Republican incumbents in Georgia failed to get more than 50 percent of the vote, which means runoffs now and two races that could end up determining control of the U.S. Senate.”


On the line of these two races are stimulus deals, healthcare measures,  tax measures and spending measures. CNBC says, “Republicans have won 50 Senate seats while Democrats have flipped one net seat for a total of 48. If Democrats win both Georgia races, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would be the tiebreaking vote, giving the party unified control of the White House and Congress.”

The next four years of United States politics and policies rely on these two senate run-offs. As NBC News writes, “Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe.”