Georgia has turned into the last battlefield in the fight to control the Senate. The state has a special runoff rule where if a candidate does not get 50% of the vote on Election Day, a runoff is held. Since Georgia had a unique situation where they had both of their Senate seats up for election this year, both races are going to a runoff that will be held on January 5th. Democrats need to win both seats to gain control of the Senate and the two elections will go a long way towards determining whether President-Elect Joe Biden is able to get his agenda, including the PRO Act approved.
The Democrats have two strong candidates running for the seats. Below is a look at the candidates.
Reverend Raphael Warnock is currently the Senior Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, a position he took over in 2005. Other senior pastors at the church include both Dr. Martin Luther King Sr and Dr Martin Luther King Jr. From June 2017 through January 2020, Warnock chaired the New Georgia Project, a nonpartisan organization focused on voter registration.