Daily Beast: Democrat Jon Ossoff has declared victory over Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in a down-to-the-wire Georgia run-off that is still too close to call. Despite Ossoff’s declaration, Perdue has still not conceded, and his campaign team issued a statement early Wednesday calling for “time and transparency.”
Say it with me, nice and slow to enjoy every syllable:
Former Georgia Senator, David Purdue.
Former (bought her seat) Senator Kelly Loeffler.
Former Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell.
Former US President, Vladimir Trump.
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) January 6, 2021
“When I think about the arc of our history, what Georgia did last night is its own message in the midst of a moment in which so many people are trying to divide our country,” Raphael Warnock says following his projected Senate win https://t.co/GGDHTci5KO pic.twitter.com/uDt3uSmklp
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 6, 2021
In a video posted to his social-media pages, Ossoff said: “It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate. Thank you for the confidence and trust that you’ve placed in me.”
— Vox (@voxdotcom) January 6, 2021
The latest Associated Press figures from the count showed Ossoff just over 16,000 votes ahead of Purdue with 98 percent of estimated votes reported, meaning it’s still too close for observers to call. If Ossoff does win, the Democrats will effectively control the chamber, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as a tie-breaking vote.