Live election results: Georgia Senate runoff on Jan. 5, 2021

U.S. Senate majority at stake in Georgia races

President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President-elect Joe Biden campaigns in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, for Senate candidates Raphael Warnock, left, and Jon Ossoff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Results from the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff elections started coming in after 7 p.m. (EST) Tuesday.

By early Wednesday morning, Democrat Raphael Warnock won and became the first Black senator in his state’s history, putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.

The focus now shifts to the second race between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. That contest was too early to call as votes were still being counted.

Democrats have to win both of the state’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.

Read more: Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake

You can track results right here:

U.S. Senate: Kelly Loeffler vs. Raphael Warnock

Pastor challenging senator appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill remaining two years of term of Sen. Johnny Isakson, who resigned in late 2019.

Candidate

Votes

%

Raphael Warnock(D)
2,288,92351%
Kelly Loeffler(R)
2,195,37349%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(2,656 / 2,656)

U.S. Senate: Jon Ossoff vs. David Perdue

Documentary filmmaker challenging incumbent senator for a six-year term.

Candidate

Votes

%

Jon Ossoff(D)
2,269,73851%
David Perdue(R)
2,214,50649%
100% of Precincts Reporting

(2,656 / 2,656)



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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.