Why is it so important to me if I live outside of Georgia?
The U.S. political world revolves around Georgia today as two critical Senate seats are up for grabs in the runoff election.
Why are these 2 seats are so important?

Right now Senate Republicans have 52 seats. Two of those Republicans are involved in today’s runoff.
Democrats have 46 seats plus 2 seats are occupied by independents who usually vote blue. That makes 48.
If the Democrats win these two seats that now puts the Senate dead even with a 50-50 split. If a Senate vote was a tie, the tie-breaking vote falls to the President of the Senate. You know that person as the Vice-President of the United States. As of January 20, that tie breaker will be Vice President Harris, giving Democrats the slim majority control.
*If* these seats go blue, it’s important to note, that just because Democrats have the slim majority doesn’t necessarily mean the senate will become a rubber stamp for a Biden agenda. In fact, most big ticket agenda items must have a super majority vote, meaning some Republicans would have to get on board for legislation to pass.
But why wasn’t this race dealt with in November like everything else?
Because in Georgia the law says if a candidate does not receive 50-percent of the vote in November, the top two vote getters go to a runoff. In this case it happened with both Senate races.
That leaves incumbent, Republican Senator David Perdue to take on Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. It also leaves incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed to that seat in 2019, to take on Democrat challenger Reverend Raphael Warnock.