2020 ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: Georgia

2020 ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: Georgia

2020 ELECTION LIVE UPDATES: Georgia Tracking presidential results and two contested Senate seats. (Andre M/Wikimedia) With 80% of the vote reported, Republican incumbent Senator Perdue leads comfortably with 53.4% to Democrat Ossoff with 44.3%. With 50% of votes reported, incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue maintains his seat with 55.7% of the votes, Democrat Jon Ossoff following with 42%. As Perdue has surpassed the 50% of votes requirement, should votes continue in his favor he will secure the seat and will not need to hold an additional runoff in January. The special election for incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler’s seat is led by Democrat Raphael Warnock with 28.7%, followed by Loeffler with 28.5%. Georgia has two Senate seats up for grabs this year, seats that are especially significant this election, as it could affect partisan control of the Senate. While Republicans currently hold a 53-45 majority, should the Democratic candidates turn three seats nationally with a Biden win (four with a Trump win), they will take majority control. The first seat is a fight between incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue, Democrat Jon Ossoff, and Libertarian Shane Hazel (though Hazel, without “spending a dime” according to his official Facebook page , is polling at 4%). Perdue and Ossoff are currently polling at 47% and 46%, respectively ( https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/georgia/ ). The second seat is much more complicated, with 20 contenders (Yes, 20). Of all the candidates, three are favored in the contest: incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, Democratic Reverend Raphael Warnock, and […]

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