USA Today reports:
Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both won Senate runoffs in Georgia, giving Democrats control of the Senate. Ossoff is projected to defeat incumbent Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s runoff elections, according to NBC News and CBS, giving Democrats a majority in the Senate.
Ossoff’s victory came hours after Democrat Raphael Warnock prevailed over incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler.
The pair of Democratic wins in Georgia mean a 50-50 split in the Senate, effectively giving Democrats control of the chamber since Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be able to cast tie-breaking votes. Ossoff, at 33, will be the youngest member of the Senate when he is sworn into office.
ABC News has projected that Jon Ossoff has won his US Senate race in Georgia and therefore that Democrats will gain control of the US Senate.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 6, 2021
!! BREAKING. NBC News projects Jon Ossoff (D) wins Georgia Senate Runoff. Democrat Gain. @MSNBC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: The race has officially been called in favor of both Jon Ossoff and Rafael Warnock. Democrats take control of the United States Senate.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) January 6, 2021
— Bloomberg (@business) January 6, 2021
meanwhile: it appears jon ossoff has cleared the recount threshold for the georgia senate race. https://t.co/jW46EL8XCg
— Arthur Gies (he/him) (@aegies) January 6, 2021