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Georgia Runoff Elections give Democrats majority in legislature

ALPENA, Ga. —The state of Georgia held their runoff elections Tuesday, with votes being tallied through much of last night and today.

The election decided not only both of Georgia’s senate seats, but which party controls the US Senate.

Earlier, CBS News called the first of two runoff elections in favor of Democrat Raphael Warnock, defeating incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler.

The race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue has recently been called in favor of Ossoff. Ossoff released a statement thanking the state of Georgia for electing him to the senate. Ossoff currently leads by 25 thousand votes and Georgia’s secretary of state says most remaining ballots are from democratic counties, with some overseas and military ballots yet to be counted.

With Ossoff’s victory, the U.S Senate would be split 50–50, with Kamala Harris set to break the tie when she is sworn in on January 20th, giving the democrats the majority in the Senate and in the House of Representatives– and, soon to be, the White House.