WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — “Now we take Geogia, and then we change the world. Now we take Georgia, and then we change America,” said Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer (at far right, with House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi,) Saturday, mingling with a crowd on the streets of Brooklyn to celebrate Democrat Joe Biden's yet-to-be-certified election.
But control of the U.S. Senate won’t likely be decided until January 2021, when two run-off elections in Georgia will be held.
After Tuesday's elections – while Senate seats in North Carolina and Alaska are still being counted, and as the two Georgia seats are headed to Jan. 5th, 2021 runoff – the political tally for the next U.S. Senate sits at 48 Republicans and 48 Democrats.
As a result, the stakes are set for a momentous political struggle that could determine the balance of power in Washington – and whether or not Democrats are able to implement various aspects of their liberal campaign agendas.
Should Democrats control the majorities in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, the party would have a firm grasp on both power in Washington, D.C., and the future direction of the country.
But if Republicans maintain their existing Senate race leads in Georgia, current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, would continue to wield power and serve as a check on the Democrat's leftward leaning ambitions.
A Joe Biden presidency under a Republican-controlled Senate would likely have hotly contested, and severly contrained latitude over the political inclinations of his cabinet nominees – as well as constraints on pushing major portions of his legislative agenda through Congress.
Republicans need to win 51 seats to ccontinue their control of the Senate.
“The Senate is the last line of defense,” tweeted the National Republican Senatorial Committee after national media sources "called" the presidential race for Biden.
In North Carolina, Republican Sen. Thom Tillis currently holds a solid lead over his Democrat challenger Cal Cunningham, who fought extra-marital affair allegations in the election.
In Alaska, Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan leads, and is favored to win another term against his Independent-running-as-a-Democrat opponent.
That puts Georgia's elections center stage, and Georgia appears to be closely divided – fueled by a new surge of voters.
Today, both Georgia Senate seats are held by Republican incumbents who were forced into the January runoffs after no candidate reached the 50% threshold required to win outright in multi-candidate races.
In one race, current Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler faces Rafael Warnock, a Black pastor from the church where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached.
In the other Senate race, Republican Sen. David Perdue (far left,) was over the 50% threshold until the last minute, and now faces liberal Democrat Jon Ossoff.