The Associated Press is projecting that Democrat Jon Ossoff has won one of Georgia’s two runoff Senate races.
As of 4:16 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, AP is calling Georgia’s Senate race in favor of Ossoff.
Ossof was pitted against Republican David Perdue, a 71-year-old former business executive whose congressional term expired Sunday. Ossoff, a former congressional aide and journalist, would be the Senate’s youngest member at 33 years old.
In a race that was too close to call for most of Wednesday, Ossoff appears to have narrowly defeated Perdue by about 25,000 votes.
Democrats had to win both of the Georgia’s Senate elections to gain the Senate majority. In such a scenario, the Senate would be equally divided 50-50 with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the tie-breaker for Democrats.
Final Georgia Senate race results:
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(2,656 / 2,656)
Earlier Wednesday, Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock was declared the winner in Georgia’s other Senate runoff race against Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler.