Incumbent Republican Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are defending their seats against Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in a crucial runoff amid ongoing election challenges leveled by President Donald Trump’s legal team. This poses a unique electoral challenge, and GOP strategists have varying theories about a potential win.
The races are essentially tied with a slight shift toward the Democratic candidates, polls tracked by Real Clear Politics show. If both Perdue and Loeffler lose their seats in the Jan. 5 runoff elections, Democrats will hold the House, Senate and White House come 2021. Republican strategists attempting to defend the GOP majority in the Senate are saying the key to winning in Georgia is making sure President Donald Trump’s supporters turn out for the election — without falling down the rabbit hole of ways Trump can somehow overturn the election.