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Democrats win one Georgia runoff and lead in second, moving closer to US Senate control

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Reuters1/6/2021 05:03 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Democrats win one Georgia runoff and lead in second, moving closer to US Senate control
Democrats won one hotly contested US Senate race in Georgia and pulled ahead in a second, edging closer to control of the chamber.
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Democrats won one hotly contested US Senate race in Georgia on Wednesday and pulled ahead in a second, edging closer to control of the chamber and the power to advance Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s policy goals when he takes office this month.

Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock beat Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, TV networks and Edison Research projected. Democrat Jon Ossoff held a narrow lead over Republican David Perdue in the other race, with a final outcome not expected until later on Wednesday.

With 98% reporting, Warnock was ahead of Loeffler by 1.2 percentage points, roughly 50,000 votes, while Ossoff led Perdue by more than 12,000 votes, according to Edison Research.

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