Democrat John Ossoff won the second round of Senate elections from Georgia. This will allow Democrats to take control of the upper house of Congress.
Late Tuesday night, Democrat Raphael Warnock was also named another winner of the Senate race in Georgia. Warnock became the first African American to be elected to the Senate from Georgia, which was part of the Southern Confederation before the Civil War of 1861-1865.
For most of Wednesday, the difference in votes between Ossoff and his rival – incumbent Republican Senator David Purdue – was minimal, so the official announcement of the Democrat’s victory came only after a full vote count. Documentary producer Ossoff, who has previously worked in Congress in other positions, announced that he won the race on Wednesday morning, but his victory was officially recognized in the late afternoon.
The victory of Ossoff and Warnock gives Democrats full control over both houses of Congress. This increases the likelihood that President-elect Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers will be able to meet the goals they set for themselves and implement the strategy promoted by their party.