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Warnock Elected to U.S. Senate, Ossoff Likely Winner Also

The major media has called the U.S. Senate race in Georgia for Democrat Raphael Warnock, and they will likely call GA Democrat Jon Ossoff the winner of his U.S. Senate race later today. As of this writing, Rev. Warnock has 50.6 percent of the vote, compared to Loeffler’s 49.4 percent, while Ossoff leads Perdue by a margin of 50.2 percent to Perdue’s 49.8 percent, according to CNN Politics.

FiveThirtyEight’s Geoffrey Skelley notes that “CNN reports the following notable vote tallies are left:

  • 20,000 to 25,000 votes left in Fulton County.
  • 19,000 votes left in DeKalb County.
  • Almost 5,000 votes left in Gwinnett County.
  • 7,000 votes left in deep-red Coffee County in south Georgia.
  • 3,000 votes in Chatham County (Savannah).

So most of what is left is in pretty Democratic territory.”

If Ossoff increases his margin of victory beyond .5 percent, as seems likely,  there will be no automatic recount.

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