Two crucial run-off elections will be held in the US state of Georgia today that will decide which party wins control of the US Senate.
The outgoing President Donald Trump and the president-elect Joe Biden both campaigned in Georgia last night.
Two Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue are being challenged by Democrats Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff 
If they can flip both Georgia seats, it will lead to a 50-50 split in the US senate giving the Democrats effective control as the vice-president elect Kamala Harris would have the deciding vote 
President Trump is continuing to dispute his own election loss in Georgia and at a rally in the state last night he told supporters they were the “last line of defence” against the liberal Democrats taking control
The president-elect Joe Biden also campaigned in Georgia last night and said that one state had the power to chart the course not just for the next four years but for a generation.
Joe Biden campaigning in Georgia yesterday for Democratic senate hopefuls
For nearly 20 years Georgia has voted reliably Republican in the presidential election and Senate contests.
But Mr Biden pulled out a shock victory here in November, one of several states that he flipped to win the White House, and the races for Senate have come down to the wire in the biggest, most expensive congressional runoffs in US history.
Polls open at 7am in this southern state. A record three million-plus people have voted early, election officials say, and final results may not be known for several days.
Nearly $500 million combined, a staggering figure, has been spent on campaign advertising.
The Republican and Democratic parties have made Georgia their political ground zero, with thousands of volunteers leaving no door unknocked and current and future presidents and vice presidents barnstorming the state for every last vote.
Republicans argue that keeping Senate control would serve as a check on the incoming Biden administration.
“The stakes in this election could not be higher,” Donald Trump told a raucous rally in Dalton, Georgia. “Make sure your vote is counted.”

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