Political and Legislative

Trump and Biden Square Off on Eve of Senate Runoffs

On the eve of high-stakes elections for control of the U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden staged dueling rallies Monday aimed directly at their most loyal supporters on the outskirts of downtown Atlanta and rocky, rural northwest Georgia.

The disclosure of Trump’s extraordinary demand to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to reverse his election defeat shaped the final chaotic day of campaigning, which also included a visit to Middle Georgia by Vice President Mike Pence to rally conservative evangelicals for U.S. Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.

At a drive-in rally at a parking lot surrounding old Turner Field, Biden tied the hopes of Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock to the fate of his legislative agenda, which includes a promise to expand health care access and boost public health funding to contain the pandemic.

He said victories by Warnock and Ossoff, who need to sweep to give Democrats control of the Senate, would “be restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now.”

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