#Senate runoffs

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Celebrities have been participating in phone banking, text campaigns and fundraising efforts (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Celebrities from Hollywood, New York and Georgia itself have been participating in phone banking
  • About 90% of the funds were donated to the Democrats 
  • Democrats will reclaim the Senate majority if both the canditates win the Georgia Senate runoffs                           

.Atlanta, GA, USA
US President-elect Joe Biden campaigned in Georgia for Senate runoffs. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@JoeBiden)

  • Results of the runoffs in Georgia will determine which party will control the US Congress
  • Election to the Senate seats was held on November 3, but no candidate could secure 50% of the votes needed to claim victory
  • President Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris campaigned for the runoffs 

.Ohio, USA
Niraj Antani served as State Representative for the 42nd Ohio House District since 2014. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Niraj Antani)

  • Niraj Antani was elected to the Ohio state Senate from the 6th District
  • He will serve a full four-year term
  • He was the youngest serving member of the Ohio State House of Representatives in 2014

.Dalton, GA, USA
Supporters of President Donald Trump chant during a rally outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI/File)

  • The two runoff elections in Georgia will decide whether the Republicans retain control of the US Senate
  • President Donald Trump's numerous attempts to overturn his electoral defeat in the state have failed
  • Regardless, Trump supporters believe the Republican elections officials are corrupt

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The elections in Georgia have carry high stakes for the US Senate and Congress (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Reverend Raphael Warnock is the democratic candiate and is being challenged by Kelly Loeffler
  • David Purdue is fighting from the republican side and is against Jon Ossoff
  • In a case where both seats are secured by Democrats, they will retain control of the Senate by majority  

Thousands of pro-choice activists cheered in the streets of the capital after the bill was approved. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The bill legalizes voluntary abortions at any stage up to 14 weeks of pregnancy
  • Ahead of the vote, pro-choice and anti-abortion demonstrators had gathered outside parliament despite coronavirus fears
  • In Argentina, terminations were allowed in only two instances: rape, and danger to the mother's life

.Atlanta, GA, USA
Democrat Jon Ossoff raised a record $106.7 million-- highest ever in senate history. (Photo credit: Twitter/Jon Ossoff)

  • Democrats challengers in Georgia Senate race raise $100 million-plus campaign funds
  • The figure is for funds raised between October 15 and December 16
  • The money is one-third more of what is raised by the two Republican incumbents

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Alex Padilla will be the other Senator along with Diane Feinstein, who holds the position since 1992. (Photo credit: Twitter/Alex Padilla)

  • Alex Padilla first Latino to become a Senator from California 
  • Padilla will replace Kamala Harris when she vacates the post to become vice president next year
  • Padilla, 47, is son of a cook and a house keeper, and is said to have risen through the ranks

.Atlanta, GA, USA
President-elect Joe Biden flew to Georgia to host a rally for the two Democratic Senate candidates. (AP/PTI Photo)

  • Biden had won Georgia in an upset against President Donald Trump
  • The runoff races will determine the Senate's balance of power
  • Democrats need to flip both Georgia Senate seats in order to seize control of the upper chamber

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US government will not shutdown at least for a week. (Photo: Pixabay)

  • The Senate passed the stop-gap measure by voice vote
  • The arrangement will avoid government shutdown till December 18
  • Talks over the pandemic relief package are still deadlocked