The Georgia Senate races that will define Joe Biden’s presidency

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The Georgia Senate races that will define Joe Biden’s presidency

Republicans worry Donald Trump’s claims about a ‘rigged’ election will alienate voters

Lauren Fedor

John Lewis looms large in the US’s Clayton County.

The civil rights activist and longtime congressman, who died in July at the age of 80, first came onto the national stage at the March on Washington in 1963, speaking alongside Martin Luther King Jr. He went on to represent Clayton, a heavily African-American county just south of Atlanta, Georgia, in Congress for more than three decades.

Lewis spent the final years of his life locking horns with President Donald Trump, who claimed his congressional district was “in horrible shape and falling apart”. So there was a certain poetic justice for voters there when the county’s declaration tipped Joe Biden ahead of Trump in Georgia as ballots were still being counted earlier this month. With about five million votes cast, Biden won the state by just under 13,000, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate to win there since Bill Clinton in 1992...

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