Why Does This Even Matter

By: Ryan Lafferty

In any election, a lot is at stake. But the Georgia Senate runoff election is uniquely important. Last November, the Democrats took control of the Presidency by defeating incumbent Donald Trump, but also maintained their majority in the House of Representatives. In the United States, laws can only be passed through a majority vote in both the House and the Senate; as of right now, Congress is divided, as the Republicans have a majority in the Senate. However, the election in Georgia may well change that. Should the Democratic Party’s two candidates – Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff – flip the state blue, Joe Biden will enter the White House not only with a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, but also with sufficient support in the Senate to implement much of his agenda with considerably less difficulty.

 

To that extent, the Senate runoff race in Georgia has crucial implications for the next two years of American politics: should a Republican win one of the two Senate seats up for grabs, the Republican Party will be able to block much of Joe Biden’s agenda from passing through the Senate. As both elections are expected to be tight, we’ll have to wait and see how this monumental election affects