Dem Jon Ossoff To Face Runoff, Senate Control In Play

Vox reports:

Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff are headed to a Georgia Senate runoff after both candidates failed to clear the state’s 50 percent vote threshold to win outright.

Georgia now has two Senate runoffs, both to be decided on January 5, 2021. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock in the runoff for Georgia’s special election Senate race. These runoffs underscore just how competitive the traditionally Republican state has become for both parties.

“When I got in this race over a year ago, I said Georgia is the most competitive state in the country, and there were some that doubted that,” Ossoff told a crowd of supporters Friday morning. “People are now seeing change is coming to Georgia and Georgia is part of the change that’s come to America.”