U.S. Senate Georgia Runoffs: Who Are Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock?

U.S. Senate Georgia Runoffs: Who Are Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock?


Two weeks after Election Day, the Presidential race continues to draw most of our attention. However, another race is arguably just as important, and is currently hanging in the balance. November 3rd gave the electorate the opportunity to decide whether the Republican Party would maintain their majority in the United States Senate. With 35 contested races, the Democrats flipped 2 seats to the Republicans’ 1, meaning that Democrats reduced the GOP’s majority. The current results give the Democrats 48 seats and the Republicans 50, with 2 seats remaining.

Both remaining seats are from the state of Georgia. In the first race, incumbent Sen. David Perdue beat challenger Jon Ossoff by over 86,000 votes (1.7%). In the second race, Georgia’s Special Election, challenger Raphael Warnock received more votes than incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, with Warnock receiving over 344,000 more votes (7%). However, there were two Republicans in that race, with Doug Collins receiving a total of over 979,000 votes (19.9%).

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