ATLANTA — The stakes could not be higher in today’s Senate runoff election in Georgia.
Vice-President Mike Pence is promoting the two Republican senators there. Pence says Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will uphold conservative values.
“A Republican Senate majority could be the last line of defense to preserve all that we’ve done to defend this nation, revive our economy, and preserve the God-given liberties that we hold dear,” Pence said in Milner, Georgia.
He and President Trump have been campaigning for the two incumbents over a few days.
A win by the two Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would produce a 50-50 split in the Senate. Soon-to-be VP Kamala Harris would be the tie-breaking vote on legislation after January 20th, giving Democrats control of the Senate.
Under state law, Senate races advance to a runoff if no candidate surpasses 50% of the vote, as was the case for both of Georgia’s US Senate seats after the November election.
Perdue received 49.73% of the vote and Ossoff received 47.95%, and Warnock received 32.9% compared with Loeffler’s 25.91% in the special election.