What Is a Runoff Election? Why Does it Matter?

What Is a Runoff Election? Why Does It Matter?

(LibertySociety.com) – On January 5, Georgia voters will go to the polls to decide who they want to represent them in the US Senate for the next six years. You might be wondering why they’re voting again just months after the 2020 election. There is a simple reason for that: the candidates are in runoff races.

A runoff race happens when a candidate does not receive at least 50% of the vote. In 2020, neither one of Georgia’s Republican senators (David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler) met that threshold. So, the top two candidates from each Senate race will compete with one another again. But this time, there’s a lot at stake.

The winner of these races may determine who has the majority in the Senate for the next two years. If the Democratic party wins both races and Biden is sworn into office, the Left would be able to push their radical agenda through. Even if President Trump wins, the GOP must keep the Senate to approve judicial nominees. If Georgians care about protecting the president’s legacy, they should go to the polls and cast their ballots as soon as possible.

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