Party in the U.S.A. is about to take a short break for the holidays — but before we go, we’ve got to talk about Georgia.
On January 5th, Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will face off against Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in two really important races that will basically decide who gets to control the U.S. Senate. And by extension, of course, Senate control will shape how much Joe Biden will actually be able to get done once he’s in office next month.
With the stakes so high and the date so close — not to mention Donald Trump's ongoing refusal to concede — the political climate in Georgia has been getting really tense, to say the least. To help set the stage, Elamin calls up Georgia Democratic State Senator Jen Jordan and Republican former state representative Buzz Brockway. He also calls up Ella Nilsen from Vox for some added perspective.