Democrats Lead in One of Two US Senate Runoffs Crucial to Biden’s Agenda

By Kyodo News 6 January 2021

The Democratic Party took the lead in one of two Senate runoffs late Tuesday, according to CNN, leaving in the balance which party controls the upper chamber and thus Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to implement his policy agenda.

The Democrats need to win both runoff seats in the southern state of Georgia to obtain a 50-50 split in the Senate, which would effectively ensure the party a majority as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would cast the tie-breaking vote.

The heated races took place as Republican President Donald Trump continues to undermine Biden’s victory in the Nov. 3 presidential election, baselessly claiming widespread voter fraud in battleground states including Georgia.

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