Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports:
Georgia’s once crowded US Senate special election is headed to a January 5 runoff between Republican Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock.
Incumbent Loeffler secured 29 percent of votes while Warnock raked in 28 percent by 10:40 p.m. election night. At least 50 percent of votes were needed to be secured by one candidate to avoid the highly anticipated runoff.
Although the special election saw a total of 20 candidates, only Loeffler, Warnock, Republican Doug Collins and Matt Lieberman, son of former vice presidential candidate and Senator Joe Lieberman, were indicated as the top contenders in polls leading up to November 3.
At least the detestable and eternally showboating Doug Collins has been shitcanned.
I just called @kloeffler and congratulated her on making the runoff. She has my support and endorsement. I look forward to all Republicans coming together. Raphael Warnock would be a disaster for Georgia and America.
— Doug Collins (Text DOUG to 87123) (@CollinsforGA) November 4, 2020