Ossoff Defeats Perdue In Georgia Senate Runoff

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.