Two months after his victory, Joe Biden (78) has to tremble again. Today, Tuesday, the US election goes into its final round: the last two senators will be elected in Georgia. After the White House and the House of Representatives, the Senate is the last piece of the puzzle for the Democrats on the road to power.
The -future Vice President Kamala Harris (56) is campaigning personally at the last minute in the coastal city of Savannah. US President Donald Trump also made a special trip to the embattled state on Monday.
Why is there another choice at all?
The -black Baptist priest Raphael Warnock (51) against Kelly Loeffler (50), a loyal Trump supporter. Loeffler moved up to the Senate in December 2019. She is considered one of the richest senators and is co-owner of a women’s NBA team. Warnock preaches in the former workplace of Martin Luther King.
Investigative journalist Jon Ossoff (33) wants to beat former Reebok CEO David Perdue (71). Perdue is currently under criticism for possible abuse of office in connection with millions of shares. Ossoff is considered moderate, he rejects the “ Green New Deal” of the left wing of the Democrats.
Quality! According to recent polls, both candidates are slightly ahead of their Republican opponents by two percentage points ( Warnock) and 1.4 percentage points ( Ossoff). Joe Biden scored a victory in the former Republican stronghold in the presidential election, former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (47) tirelessly mobilized blacks, and the number of early voters is significantly higher than before the US election.
The -two parties each have 50 seats in the Senate.
The -Republicans could block him on budget issues, for example. “
The -good news is that Biden is known for his bipartisanism – he can work well with people from different political camps,” says US constitutional expert Alexandra Dufresne to BLICK. There are many opportunities for him to show his leadership skills – for example in corona management.
The -Biden camp published a total of 277 legislative proposals that could be implemented immediately in June. Most of them are in the immigration field. For example, Biden can lift entry restrictions for Muslims and stop funding for the construction of the wall.
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