Democrats projected to win both Georgia runoff elections, take control of Congress

by Peter Heck · Jan 6th, 2021 6:18 am

Last Updated Jan 6th, 2021 at 9:08 pm

With nearly 99% of the vote counted in the state of Georgia, Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were projected as winners of their runoff Senate races against Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report editor Dave Wasserman.

Warnock and Ossoff received boosts from high Democrat turnout and what was an unquestionably depressed Republican turnout in the special election runoff.

The Democrat wins create a 50-50 split in the Senate, an effective Democrat majority given that Kamala Harris would serve as the tie-breaking vote in a Biden administration.

Collectively, that means the Democrats will control both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time since 2010, with Chuck Schumer becoming Senate majority leader, giving them an unfettered ability to push through legislation and implement their agenda.


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