Why We Won’t Know Who Wins the Senate Race Until 2021

Why We Won't Know Who Wins the Senate Race Until 2021

(ConservativeStar.com) – In the State of Georgia, the law requires that a candidate must receive a majority (50% +) to win. None of the contestants for the two open seats reached that level in the November 3 election, and so on January 5, 2021, they will hold runoff elections. The concerns held by many Conservatives regarding the possible rigging of the general election will have to be put aside because the state Constitution forbids changing the laws within the same cycle.

In the November election, incumbent Senator David Perdue (R-GA) garnered only 49.7%, possibly due to a third-party candidate. The second race was a “special election” to permanently fill the seat held by Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA). She was appointed after her predecessor retired, and the ballot had 20 people, virtually guaranteeing that nobody would reach the minimum threshold.

Advocates for both parties are pouring money and time into the state because the outcomes will determine whether the Republicans can maintain their current majority. If the Democrats win both runoffs, the Senate will split 50-50 along party lines, and the Constitution says the VP breaks any ties.

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