Warnock Wins Georgia Runoff, Purdue-Ossoff Race Too Close To Call
With roughly 98% of the vote in, analysts are projecting that Democratic challenger Rev. Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler 50.6% to 49.4% in the Georgia Senate Runoff. Warnock will be the first Georgia Democrat elected to the Senate in 20 years. He will also be Georgia's first black Senator.
Meanwhile, the other Georgia Senate Runoff between Republican Senator David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff remains too close to call. Right now, Ossoff has a slight edge over Purdue of 50.2% to 49.8%.
Now that Warnock has filled one of the seats, the Senate seat count is Democrats - 49, Republicans - 50.
The closely contested races are under tremendous scrutiny as they will determine control of the Senate. If Republicans win at least 1 of the 2 seats, they will maintain control. If Democrats win both of the seats, they will be tied 50-50 with the Republicans leaving Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to be the deciding vote and thereby giving Democrats control of the Senate.
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