Ossoff declares victory in Georgia as Democrats claim control of Senate

Ossoff declares victory in Georgia as Democrats claim control of Senate


ATLANTA — Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff claimed victory Wednesday morning in his battle with incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue, hours after Rev. Raphael Warnock was declared the winner in his race against Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

Should Ossoff be proved correct, the Georgia results would hand the Democrats a stunning sweep of the Peach State, control of the Senate, and hand President-elect Joe Biden a golden opportunity to push through his legislative agenda. Although the makeup of the upper chamber of Congress would be 50-50, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris would act as a tiebreaker.

“It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate. Thank you for the confidence and trust that you have placed in me,” Ossoff said via a livestream as results continued to trickle in.

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Ossoff’s remarks precede the Associated Press calling his race. At 9:30 a.m. ET, the filmmaker, 33,

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