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Democrat Raphael Warnock wins Senate race in Georgia with Jon Ossoff set to defeat David Perdue, handing Biden a blue senate Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 26, 2021

Democrat Raphael Warnock has won his Senate race in Georgia, with the other Democrat Jon Ossoff all but certain of winning his own race, giving the Democrats control of the Senate.

Warnock was leading Kelly Loeffler by more than 46,000 votes with 98 percent of all the votes counted. In addition, the number of votes left was expected to come from Democratic controlled areas around Atlanta. He is all but certain to expand his lead there.

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The Associated Press, CNN and Fox News have already called the race for Warnock.

In a victory speech via zoom, Warnock thanked Georgians and promised to work for all Georgians. “I hear you, I see you, I will work for you,” he said.

Ossoff, the other Democrat, was leading David Perdue and with the remaining votes set to come from Democratic areas. He too was set to win his own race. Ossoff was leading by more than 12,000 votes with 98 percent of the votes counted.

With the two senate seats likely to go to the Democrats, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. would be handed a blue senate.

The Democrats will now control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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