Nothing in the 2020 election is going to plan. The COVID-19 forced mail-in voting. States being ill-prepared for that. Republicans flipped seats they were supposed to lose. Polling is resoundly wrong. The presidency still hangs in the balance in light of recounts, claims of voter fraud, and more.

The only certain thing is that the races for two Georgia Senate seats are headed to a runoff, to be held January 5, 2021, and that the fate of the Republican majority is on the line.

At the time of publication, most Senate races have been called. The current status of the Senate is 50 Republicans, 48 Democrats, with the two Georgia seats deciding the majority. 

Per Georgia law, all candidates must reach a 50+1 majority in their elections to avoid a run-off. Then, the plot thickens because 2020. Georgia currently has two Senate seats for re-election when normally states have staggered Senate elections. This is because one of them is a special election.

Incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler will run against Democrat Raphael Warnock. Loeffler has served since 2020, after being appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp due to former Sen. Johnny Isakson’s resignation for health reasons. This election will decide if Loeffler will serve a full term. Her opponent, Raphael Warnock, has come under criticism for being the pastor at a church that hosted Fidel Castro, and for praising Marxism as a way to “teach the black church.”

Incumbent Senator David Perdue will run against Jon Ossoff. Perdue has been in office since January 2015. Ossoff has reported ties to the Chinese Communist Party. 

Republicans absolutely must win both runoffs to have a 52-48 Senate majority. If Biden were to prevail as President, the Republican held Senate would be able to block any extreme liberal policies proposed by the Democrat held House of Representatives. If left unchecked, liberals controlling both chambers and the Executive Branch could implement extreme liberal-socialist policies like removing the Senate filibuster and packing the Supreme Court. 

Keeping the Senate is the Republicans’ only legislative line of defense against a potential Biden administration’s policies. While Republicans did make great gains in the House of Representatives, the Democrats still hold the majority in the House. Thus, keeping a Senate majority is a way to reject liberal policies before they get to the potential president’s desk. 

Millions of dollars will be put into these run-offs because Democrats want to get majority of the United States Senate just as much as Republicans want to retain it. Republicans have work to do to hold the Senate and hold the Nation. Here’s what you can do to help make sure we send Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue back to the United States Senate! 

1) Donate

If you’re able, support Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue by donating. Every dollar counts. Give up a Starbucks coffee or two and support. You can donate to both here

2) Volunteer

Locals in Georgia can get involved in the campaigns by door knocking, hosting events, and working at campaign headquarters. Conservatives across the country can participate by making calls. Yes, you read that right! You can make calls for these candidates from the comfort of your own home no matter where you live in the country. To get involved in Senator Kelly Loeffler’s campaign, click here. To get involved in Senator David Perdue’s campaign, click here

3) Join organizations to assist in mobilization efforts.

The College Republican National Committee and Students for Life Action are two organizations so far that are hosting deployments. Your travel, housing and food may be covered for these deployments. What better way to advocate for Republican candidates than working together with likeminded men and women? To sign up for College Republican’s mobilization efforts, click here. To sign up for Students for Life mobilization efforts, click here

Regardless of how you choose to get involved, Republicans must unite together to preserve the Senate majority, especially in light of the potential of a Biden administration in the White House. Let’s save the Senate!

Jordan O

Jordan Orris works in political marketing for some of the nation’s top conservative candidates and nonprofits. She is an alumna of Auburn University and Ole Miss. Originally from Henderson, Nevada, she enjoys SEC Football, reading, and politics.