The runoff election for Georgia’s two seats in the US Senate caught the attention of many in the United States. The outcome of the races between Senators Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock and Senators David Perdue and Jon Ossoff could determine which party will have control of the Senate.
Here’s what you need to know about the race before you start:
When is the runoff election for Georgia’s Senate seats?
The deadline for the runoff is January 5, 2021. The early voting started on December 14 and ends on January 1, 2021.
How much money was raised in the runoff elections?
The four candidates raised over $ 340 million in the runoff election. According to Capitol Beat, Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock raised $ 210 million, while reigning Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler raised $ 132 million together.
Where does each candidate stand on key issues?
Speaking on the economy, David Perdue’s campaign website said, “For the past three years we’ve proven what we believe in actually works! We’ve rolled back tough regulations and taken steps to unlock our energy potential. Taxes for Georgia families and small businesses. Dodd-Frank regulations that crippled local and regional banks have been reversed. “
On the same subject, his opponent Jon Ossoff says he will support lowering taxes for everyone but America’s richest, debt-free public college, with guaranteed and affordable health care.
Kelly Loeffler’s campaign website, Jobs and Economy, states: “Kelly is working in Washington to advance growth-enhancing policies that move our state and our country in the right direction. She is proud to endorse President Trump’s economic agenda for “Keep America Great” support! “”
Her opponent Raphael Warnock says he will revoke tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs and support Made-in-America incentives, protect the Georgian film industry from political extremism and campaign for a livable wage.
Regarding abortion, the Loeffler and Perdue websites say they are for life.
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“I believe we have a moral obligation to promote a culture that values life and protects the innocent, including the unborn,” the Perdue website said.
The Warnock website states for both Democratic candidates: “Warnock believes in a woman’s right to vote and that it is a choice between her and her doctor – not between the government.” Ossoff’s website says he was in favor of the election and “will only vote to confirm federal judges who pledge to uphold Roe v. Wade.”
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On immigration, Loeffler’s website says it is “100% committed to completing the border wall, deporting members of the MS-13 gang and completely reforming America’s legal immigration system.” While Warnock’s website states that he will “work to reform our immigration system by fighting to keep families together, end the use of privatized prisons and ensure due process under the law”.
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According to Perdue’s website, he supports physical barriers at “strategic points” along the southern border. It also supports the transition to a merit-based immigration system. The Ossoff website states, “I will support immigration policies that will strengthen our boundaries, put American workers first, respect human rights, and provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who are already here and themselves otherwise adhere to the law, especially those introduced. ” here as children. ”
Can I still register to vote for the runoff?
No, the deadline for registering voters for the campaign was December 7th.
Can I still request a postal vote?
Yes, the deadline for applying for a postal vote must be submitted by Friday, January 1, 2021. The vote must then be sent back by 7 p.m. on January 5th
You can also return your ballot in person on January 5th until 5:00 p.m.
How do I check the status of my postal vote?
You can check the status of your postal voting by clicking here.
How do I find my polling station?
You can find out your polling station by clicking here.
When will we know the result of the race?
As with the presidential election, it can take days for the postal vote to be counted and the results of the race known.