Biden departs Atlanta after final visit before runoff election

President-elect Joe Biden left Atlanta on Monday evening after a final entreaty to the state’s electorate ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election: “Vote! Vote! Vote!”

The former vice president was in town for a rally for Georgia’s two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, hoping to energize Georgia’s voters and creating traffic delays on I-75/85 South.

Biden arrived in Atlanta on Monday afternoon to stump for candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the final push ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election. The president-elect appeared at a rally outside of Georgia State University’s Center Parc Stadium on Hank Aaron Drive. He finished speaking shortly after 5 p.m., The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

According to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center, Biden’s motorcade caused closures on I-75/85 between I-20 and the airport.

Biden previously visited Atlanta on Dec. 15 to campaign for the candidates. It was his first travel destination after his victory in the presidential election was confirmed by the Electoral College.

Also on Monday, President Donald Trump held a final rally for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Dalton.