Georgia held runoff elections for both of its Senate seats yesterday. With 98% of votes counted, the Associated Press and major news outlets projected that Democrat Raphael Warnock will defeat Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. Meanwhile, the second race remained too close to call as of this morning, with Democrat Jon Ossoff holding a narrow lead (0.4%) over Republican incumbent David Perdue.
More context: If Ossoff wins the second seat, the Democratic party will effectively control the Senate (with both parties holding 50 seats and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaking vote in certain cases). If Perdue wins the second seat, the Republican party will maintain control of the Senate.
Extra: Get live updates on the election results here.
The New Paper
This story is from the January 6, 2021 edition of The New Paper – a clear, concise daily briefing that makes fact-first news easy to consume. Try it today.