Georgia Senate Runoff Races: All You Need to Know

Georgia election officials are reportedly “gearing up” for a scenario in which the 5 January runoff votes in the battleground US state will see a neck and neck race that may be followed by weeks of litigation.

More than three million people have already voted early in the US Senate runoff elections in Georgia which will kick off on 5 January. Here’s a deeper look into why the elections are being held and why they are so important.

Who’s Taking Part in the Runoff?

The event will actually see two races, with Republican Senator David Perdue locking horns with Democrat Jon Ossoff, and Kelly Loeffler of the Republican Party competing against her Democratic rival Reverend Raphael Warnock.

Seventy-year-old Perdue, the ex-Reebok CEO, declined to meet 33-year-old former journalist Ossoff in their scheduled TV debate earlier in January.

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