The eyes of the nation are once again upon the state of Georgia, as a pair of Senate runoff races are poised to define the higher chamber of Congress for several years to come.
Given exactly what’s at stake, it’s not surprising that both the Democrats and the Republicans have invested an enormous amount of time and effort into the endeavor, even going so far as to bring incumbent President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden to the Peach state to campaign.
In his last appearance before the election, Biden even went so far as to promise the voters of the nation “immediate” $2,000 coronavirus stimulus checks.
During a Monday rally in Atlanta, Biden said the payments would “go out the door immediately” if Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win the state’s U.S. Senate seats, saying their victories would “put an end to the block in Washington” on approving the $2,000 payments.take our poll - story continues below
Runoffs for Georgia’s two U.S. Senate races are being held Tuesday after none of the candidates won a majority of the vote in the Nov. 3 election as required by state law. First-term Republican Sen. David Perdue faces Ossoff for one seat, and first-term Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler faces Warnock for the other.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has stymied any attempt to increase the latest round of stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000, despite President Trump’s demands to do just that. This became a major bone of contention in the American political world, and McConnell soon found himself with “where’s my money” spray painted on the from door of his Kentucky home.
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