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    • U.S. President-elect Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock at a rally ahead of runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 4 January 2021.
    • Kimberly Guilfoyle holds Make America Great Again caps as US incumbent President Donald Trump and Republican US Senator Kelly Loeffler campaign on the eve of Georgia's runoff election in Dalton, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • US incumbent President Donald Trump gestures in front of a US flag while campaigning for Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler on the eve of the runoff election to decide both of Georgia's Senate seats, in Dalton, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • A man carries a sign at a campaign rally for US Senate Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and the Reverend Raphael Warnock ahead of US Senate runoff elections in Augusta, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump leaves the stage during a campaign for Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler on the eve of the runoff election to decide both of Georgia's Senate seats, in Dalton, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • US President-elect Joe Biden points to US Senate Democrat candidates for Georgia, Jon Ossoff  and Raphael Warnock, as he campaigns on their behalf ahead of their 5 January run-off elections, during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • US President Donald Trump poses with Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler as they campaign for her on the eve of the runoff election to decide both of Georgia's Senate seats, in Dalton, Georgia, US, 4 January, 2021.
    • US President Donald Trump takes the stage at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US, on the eve of the runoff election to decide both of Georgia's Senate seats 4 January, 2021.
    • US Senate Democrat candidate from Georgia Jon Ossoff elbow bumps with a supporter before the arrival of US President-elect Joe Biden at a drive-in campaign rally ahead of the 5 January runoff elections, in Atlanta, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • US President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he campaigns on behalf of US Senate Democrat candidates from Georgia Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, ahead of their 5 January runoff elections, during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • Supporters rally with President-elect Joe Biden as he campaigns for US Senate Democrat candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock ahead of runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
    • An audience member dressed as the Statue of Liberty arrives for a campaign rally with US incumbent President Donald Trump and Republican US Senator Kelly Loeffler on the eve of Georgia’s run-off election in Dalton, Georgia, US, 4 January 2021.
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    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock at a rally ahead of runoff elections in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 4 January 2021.

    Republicans at present retain the balance of power in the 100-seat Senate by 52 to 48. But this could all change in the US upper chamber on Tuesday when voters in Georgia turn out in their droves to vote in the runoffs and decide which party in the chamber will have the upper hand.

    US President-elect Joe Biden and US incumbent president Donald Trump have held drive-in rallies before the US Senate runoff elections in Georgia, where GOP Senator David Perdue and junior senator Kelly Loeffler are running against Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Reverend Raphael Warnock. The runoff elections come after none of the Senate candidates secured a majority of the vote in the 2020 election.

    Joe Biden and Donald Trump each appeared in Georgia on Monday - the incumbent president addressed Republican supporters in the town of Dalton and the president-elect campaigned for Ossoff and Warnock in Atlanta.

    The ongoing runoff elections will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the US Upper Chamber. As of now, Republicans - led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - have a 52-48 edge in the Senate. If the majority of voters in Georgia cast their ballots for Democrats, the parties will have equal heft but the vice-president (Kamala Harris) will have the casting vote whenever votes are tied.

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