Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo discussed the Georgia runoff election
Earlier in January, all eyes were on Georgia’s Senate runoff election. The balance of power in Congress hinged on what happen with these two races. Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago on January 5, where he discussed why this Senate race matters to those living in Chicago.
“It’s rare that we have one day where it really matters this much,” said Dr. Caliendo. “The Senate is controlled by Republicans and has been for some time; but, it’s only a two-seat majority at this point. “So, both of these republicans who are incumbents, might possibly lose their seats today. If Democrats can win, it will make it a 50/50 tie, and when there is a tie in the Senate, the vice president of the United States can cast a tie-breaking vote. So, if it gets to 50/50, that means effectively the Democrats have control of the Senate, which means they have control over both houses of Congress.”