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In Smyrna, about 16 miles northwest of Atlanta, Terry Deuel said he voted Republican to ensure Democratic power control.
“Democrats are going to raise taxes,” the 58-year-old tinkerer said. “And Biden wants to give everyone free money – $ 2,000 each or something like that for the COVID stimulus?” Where are we going to get the money? ”
Ann Henderson, 46, voted in the same place for Ossoff and Warnock, saying she wanted to break Washington’s deadlock by handing over the Senate to Democrats.
“These are the social issues – civil rights, racial equality, the right to vote, the response to the pandemic,” she said. “If we take it, maybe we can do something to change it.”
U.S. stock index futures were broadly weaker as results turned in Democrats’ favor, signaling stocks could open on the soft side on Wednesday morning. The benchmark S&P 500 e-mini futures contract fell 0.6%, while futures tracked by the high tech Nasdaq fell 1.3%.
The final days of the campaign were overshadowed by Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election results.
On Saturday Trump lobbied Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a fellow Republican, in a phone call to “find” enough votes to overturn Biden’s victory, wrongly claiming massive fraud.
Trump’s attempt to reverse his loss – with some Republicans planning to oppose certification of Biden’s victory when Congress meets Wednesday to officially count the presidential vote – has divided his party and drew condemnation from critics who l ‘accuse of undermining democracy.