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United States: Why are Georgia’s Senate elections important?

Status of Georgia This Tuesday there will be a second round of voting to decide whether to be given a seat in the Senate America Democratic pastor Raphael Warnock or Republican ex-star of American football Herschel Walker. Elections also provide an opportunity for the President’s party Joe Biden To strengthen his majority in the upper house.

In the midterm elections held on 8 November, neither candidate reached more than 50% of the vote to be declared the winner. warnock found 49.5% against 48.5% Walker.

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But even before this second round, Democrats managed to seize a seat held by Republicans in Pennsylvania, maintaining their small advantage in the Senate without depending on the result. Georgia,

Georgia Voters Line Up To Vote.  (Photo: Ap).

Georgia voters line up to vote. (Photo: Associated Press).

walker He is endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who helped him win the Republican Party nomination. But in this second round, the tycoon didn’t campaign for her because according to CNN, the vote could turn away from independent women.

Republican Walker is accused of forcing a girlfriend to have an abortion and paying for the procedure. He is also accused of living in Texas, not Georgia, and physically abusing his other girlfriends.

United States Congress.  (Afp).

United States Congress. (AFP).

Because it’s important?

loss Democrat they already have 50 seats United States Senate against 49 for Republicans. republican to win walker It will reach 50 against 50. In this case, Vice President Kamala Harris would break the tie in favor of the Democrats.

Thus, it is important for Democrats to secure the Georgia seat, as they will have more room for maneuver in the Senate for President Biden to pursue his initiatives.

Us Senator Raphael Warnock Speaks To The Media After A Campaign Event On October 24, 2022 In Atlanta, Georgia.  (Eliza Novellaz / Afp)

US Senator Raphael Warnock speaks to the media after a campaign event on October 24, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Eliza Novellaz / AFP)

“This will help President Biden advance his agenda and not have to rely on Harris runoff. He could have got the President’s Bills passed more quickly.” CNN is needed.

Although it’s typically a Republican stronghold,

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Univision also reported With 51 senators, the Democratic Party would be able to hold a majority on all Senate committees.which are currently equally divided.

Plus, another factor has to do with West Virginia’s wayward Democratic senator joe manchin, who will lose strength. With 51 seats in the Senate, Democrats will no longer have to rely on him to pass certain bills with which Manchin disagrees. He is a senator who does not always vote for the Democratic Party.

“Majorities on Senate committees will also put Democrats in a better position to counter Republican filibusters.” confirmation of federal judges and other officials, It must be nominated by the White House, but requires confirmation by the Senate”.Univision specifies.

Finally, if you win warnock Democrats will be better positioned for the 2024 election, in which He has to defend 23 seatsWhile Republicans only have 10 to defend.

Herschel Walker, Republican Candidate For The United States Senate, Takes A Photo With His Supporters On November 7, 2022 In Kennesaw, Georgia.  (Seth Heraldo / Afp).

Herschel Walker, Republican candidate for the United States Senate, takes a photo with his supporters on November 7, 2022 in Kennesaw, Georgia. (Seth Heraldo / AFP).

while if they win republicanIt would also be a boost for the party ahead of the 2024 presidential elections and, a consolation for what happened on November 8, when it was predicted that they would win both houses. United States Congress.

With 50 senators, Republicans would be able to more effective against them to the agenda of President Joe Biden.

As of Tuesday, about 1.9 million of the 7 million registered people have already voted Georgia,

The few surveys that have been done offer little benefit warnock,

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