Warnock wins his Georgia Senate runoff; Ossoff winning too

“The Rev. Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs, which will make him the first Black senator from that state and puts Democrats within reach of controlling the Senate, a key victory for President-elect Joe Biden,” as The Los Angeles Times is reporting.

“Georgia, I am honored by the faith you have shown in me,” Warnock said in a video statement. “I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia.”

“In the state’s other race, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue, whose Senate term expired Sunday, remained neck and neck with thousands of votes yet to be tallied.”

“Ossoff‘s campaign issued a statement early Wednesday morning saying that ‘when all the votes are counted, we fully expect that Jon Ossoff will have won.’ He led by about 3,500 votes with about 97% of the vote counted.

“As his statement noted, most of the remaining uncounted votes in the state were from the Atlanta and Savannah regions — areas where Democrats have piled up significant majorities. That has given Democrats reason for optimism about their chances of winning Senate control.”

The rest of the article is here.

Update at 12:15 a.m.:

Jon Ossoff beats Sen. David Perdue, handing Democrats control of the Senate, according to Vox.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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