Election of two senators in Georgia: Joe Biden on the verge of winning everything.

Steph Deschamps / January 6, 2021

 

The first results of the double senatorial election in the American state of Georgia, which will have a decisive impact on the first years in power of the new Democratic president, point to a victory for the Democratic candidates.

 

If the two Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, defeat incumbent Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the Senate will come under Democratic control. Upon his arrival at the White House on January 20, Joe Biden will then be able to count on a fully Democratic Congress, and apply his program. We can approve the $ 2,000 stimulus checks for the people next week and send that aid directly to the bank accounts of struggling Americans, Jon Ossoff hoped, for example.

 

According to the New York Times tally at around 11:00 p.m. (5:00 a.m.BB), the Republicans have a slight lead, Kelly Loeffler with 51.1% of the vote and David Purdue with 51.3% of the vote. But the same phenomenon as in the presidential election is observed: the last votes counted, those having voted in advance, are majority Democrats, which could tip the balance. Three million voters out of the 7.2 residents registered to vote had cast their ballot in advance.

 

As the counts are advancing, it can be announced that Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock has already won the post against outgoing Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, the US media NBC and New York Times as well as the Associated Press reported. who did not concede defeat. Raphael Warnock, pastor of an Atlanta church where Martin Luther King officiated, made history by becoming the first black senator elected in Georgia. We were told that we could not win this election. But tonight we've proven that with hope, hard work and people by your side, anything is possible, he said.

 

Democrat Jon Ossoff finally showed a very slight lead (50.04% of the vote) over his Republican rival David Perdue (49.96%), while 97% of the estimated votes were counted, according to the New York Times surveys. . Jon Ossoff, was sure to create a surprise by winning narrowly. When all the ballots are counted, we absolutely expect Jon Ossoff to win this election, his team wrote, explaining that the votes that had not yet been counted had been cast in areas of the state where Jon was. dominated.

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