Republican incumbents in both Georgia U.S. Senate runoff races appear to be on the brink of losing Tuesday night’s runoff election with balance of government power and the GOP control of the Senate at stake. The races pitted Republican David Perdue, whose Senate term expired Sunday, against Democrat Jon Ossoff; and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, a Republican appointed to an unexpired term about a year ago, against Democrat Raphael Warnock. Purdue (whose been in COVID quarantine) and Loeffler are both losing in razor-thin races. As of Wednesday morning, it looks like Raphael Warnock will be making history as Georgia’s first elected black U.S. Senator. Democrat Warnock is projected to win a tight race against incumbent Republican Loeffler. In addition to being the state’s first black senator, Warnock would be the first Democrat to win a Senate seat there in two decades.
ELECTION UPDATE: With 95% of estimated results in, here's a look at the Georgia Senate runoff races as they stand right now.
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Heavily blue DeKalb and Chatham counties are still counting votes. In fact, Chatham County officials inexplicably stopped counting votes last night and will resume at 8:00 this morning. You might recall that DeKalb County officials still don’t know if they are in possession of the ballot transfer forms used in the 2020 presidential election to record the chain of custody for absentee ballots dropped into some 300 drop boxes around the state. In less than 24-hours Joe Biden may secure the White House and joins Nancy Pelosi who has been re-elected Speaker of the House and potentially Chuck Schumer as Senate majority leader. With the projected wins of at least one democrat, Warnock, the left will now be able to push through its agenda: The Green New Deal, ending the Senate filibuster, packing the Supreme Court and adding two new states…forever changing America. Today, Congress will most likely certify the electoral college vote and barring a miracle or an heroic gesture by the Vice President, the 2020 election season will finally be over and a new dawn for America will begin.