“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.