Georgia Makes History In U.S. Senate Race
In historic fashion, voters in Georgia turned out in record numbers to seal the U.S. Senate race in favor of Democrats. In less than two months, voters in the Peach State rallied and pulled off back-to-back election victories. First, Georgia voters flipped the historically Republican state blue, handing Biden and Harris the win for the White House. Then Georgians decided Democrats will take control of the U.S. Senate.
Though 98% of all votes have been counted, Rev. Raphael Warnock has enough of a lead to assume victory. The pastor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church was named winner of his race against Republican incumbent, Kelly Loeffler. Warnock currently has 50.6% in the runoff and is in the lead with 54 thousand votes. Likewise, Jon Ossoff is in the lead with more than 17 thousand votes over his Republican challenger, David Perdue.
According to reports, votes left to be counted are coming from heavily populated Democratic precincts, meaning it's very likely that both Senate candidates will claim victory once all the votes are in and the election results are made official. If that is the case, Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff will make Georgia history by becoming the first African-American and Jewish Democrat Senators.