The two Democratic candidates in Georgia have been projected as the winners of the January 5 senatorial runoffs, the Associated Press reported Wednesday afternoon.
The Associated Press, which calls an election race after a candidate ceases to have a path to victory, called the Georgia Senate race for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff on Wednesday afternoon. Ossoff was running against incumbent Senator David Perdue (R-GA).
Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock, reports AP, also secured victory over Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who assumed the seat after former Senator Johnny Isakson, who retired for health reasons on New Year’s Eve 2019. Warnock, 51, will serve the remainder of Isakson’s third Senate term, which doesn’t expire until 2022.
Georgia hasn’t been represented by a Democrat in the U.S. Senate since 2005.
DecisionDeskHQ, an elections tracker that has also called the races, shows Ossoff leading Perdue by about .6% of the vote and Warnock leading Loeffler by nearly 1.5%. NBC News, The New York Times,