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Trump to hold rally in Georgia ahead of Senate runoffs

President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE on Sunday announced plans to hold a rally in Georgia to garner support for the Republican candidates the day before the state's two Senate runoff elections.

The president tweeted on Sunday that he will head to Georgia on Jan. 4 for a rally backing Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerJustice Dept. closes insider trading case against Burr without charges Warnock, Ossoff to be sworn into Senate Wednesday afternoon Georgia secretary of state certifies Warnock, Ossoff victories in Senate runoffs MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueWarnock, Ossoff to be sworn into Senate Wednesday afternoon Georgia secretary of state certifies Warnock, Ossoff victories in Senate runoffs Nikki Haley unveils PAC ahead of possible 2024 White House bid MORE (R-Ga.) before the runoffs that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. 

“On behalf of two GREAT Senators, @sendavidperdue & @KLoeffler, I will be going to Georgia on Monday night, January 4th., to have a big and wonderful RALLY,” Trump posted. “So important for our Country that they win!”

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced it will host the "Victory Rally" in Dalton, Ga., at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4. The RNC noted that all attendees will have their temperature checked and be provided with access to hand sanitizer and masks "which they are instructed to wear."

Loeffler and Perdue will also speak at the rally at the Dalton Municipal Airport. 

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Loeffler and Perdue are facing off against Democratic candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, in the Jan. 5 runoffs. The two Senate races were sent to runoffs after no candidate in either election won a majority of the vote. 

If the Democratic candidates win both seats, the upper chamber will be split 50-50, with Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisScalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration McConnell, Schumer fail to cut power-sharing deal amid filibuster snag Howard University's marching band to escort Harris at inauguration MORE being the tie-breaking vote. If either Republican senator reclaims their seat, the GOP will retain control of the Senate. 

Trump campaigned for the two Republican senators last month, claiming during a speech that the presidential election had been “rigged” against him. Vice President Pence has also spent time in Georgia rallying support for the two Republicans. 

In the meantime, the president has refused to concede to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE after Biden’s election win, promoting claims about widespread voter fraud without presenting supporting evidence. 

Democrats are hopeful they can turn the Senate seats blue on Jan. 5 after Biden became the first Democratic presidential nominee to win the Peach State since 1992.

Biden has campaigned for the Democratic contenders, encouraging Georgia voters to put Warnock and Ossoff in office to give him the Senate majority in addition to the slim House majority for the Democrats.