Ossoff Defeats Perdue In Georgia, Delivering Senate Control To Democrats

Democrat Jon Ossoff has defeated Republican incumbent David Perdue in Georgia, NBC News projected on Wednesday (January 6). The win, along with the projected win of Democrat Raphael Warnock over Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler, seals the Democratic Party's control of Congress and the White House.

“Georgia, thank you so much for the confidence that you’ve placed in me,” Ossoff said during his victory speech on Wednesday. “I will look forward to serving you in the United States Senate with integrity, with humility, with honor and getting things done for the people of Georgia.”

According to NBC News, the Democratic Party was "pushed to victory with the support of 92 percent of Black and liberal voters, 67 percent of voters under 30, 66 percent of urban voters, 63 percent of moderates, 55 percent of college graduates, and 5 in 10 women."

The announcement of Ossoff's projected win race came as Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building during the Senate's ceremonial counting of the electoral votes that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden's win.

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