- The Washington Times
Thursday, December 10, 2020

Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden plans to travel to Georgia on Tuesday to campaign ahead of two U.S. Senate runoff contests on Jan. 5, Mr. Biden’s campaign said Thursday.

Mr. Biden will head to Atlanta on behalf of Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who are squaring off against GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, respectively.

The two races will determine which party controls the Senate next year. Republicans currently hold a 52-48 majority.

The trip comes a day after electors are scheduled to gather in state capitals across the U.S. to formally affirm Mr. Biden’s win over President Trump in the Nov. 3 election.

Early voting for the runoffs also starts on Monday.

Mr. Biden is the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry Georgia since 1992, winning the state by about 12,000 votes, or about 0.2%.

Two recounts, including an unprecedented statewide hand recount or audit, narrowed Mr. Biden’s initial apparent margin of victory over Mr. Trump by about 1,800 votes.

Mr. Trump and his team are petitioning the courts, governors, state election officials, state legislatures and members of Congress to overturn the election results in Georgia and a handful of other close states, to no avail thus far.

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