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EXPLAINER: As Georgia awaits, GOP still has Senate control

 

January 1, 2021



ATLANTA (AP) — The consequences of Georgia's twin Senate runoffs are well known: They'll determine which party controls the Senate in the new Congress.

Right?

Long term, yes, that's the case. But the circumstances of Georgia's seats make the near term a bit messy.

One of two Georgia races is a regular election for a six-year term. The other is a special election for an unexpired term. The timing of the Jan. 5 runoffs, coming two days after the new Congress convenes and 15 days before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, further complicates things.

That means Republicans will have a...



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