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The Two Georgia Senate Seats Could Also Impact Executive Transition

Depending on who wins in Georgia's runoff, the incoming Senate could potentially prioritize questions about the 2020 presidential election results rather than prioritizing other legislation.
Last updated on Jan 16 , 2021
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Both of Georgia's Senate incumbents are Trump-aligned Republicans. If they prevail in January, they may stand with fellow Senate Republicans in backing Trump's claims that the 2020 election results were unfair or inaccurate, in refusing to acknowledge Biden's presidency, and in continuing to deny Trump's loss. This could result in unprecedented refusals to convene, legislate, and vote as a legislative body, and in the Senate spending time investigating Trump’s claims of voter fraud and election irregularities rather than on other legislative priorities. This will have an immediate impact on Americans who depend on legislation regarding Covid-19 and other urgent priorities. However, if one or both of Georgia's Senate seats are won by the Democratic contenders, the incoming Senate might shoot down Republican attempts to prioritize investigation of the presidential election results. This may also be possible if enough Senate Republicans distance themselves from Trump's claims about the invalidity of the presidential election and prioritize other legislation.
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GOP lawmakers are refusing to acknowledge the reality that Biden won the election

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