McConnell says it'll take while to count votes


"It is clear that more Georgians believe that David Perdue's positive vision for the future direction of our country is better than Chuck Schumer's radical, socialist agenda", said Ben Fry, the Perdue campaign manager.

A potential Biden victory would give an edge to the GOP, according to Dan Judy, Vice President of North Star Opinion Research, a consultancy for Republican candidates.

"The Loeffler-Warnock runoff is expected to shatter records for political spending", the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, attributing that expectation to Loeffler's vast personal fortune and the fact that "the January race will be Georgia's first Senate runoff since the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Citizens United ruling allowed for virtually unlimited outside political spending in campaigns".

The balance of power in the US Senate may not be decided until January, as Georgia may have to hold run-off elections for both its seats.

Just barely missing the 50% vote total needed to secure reelection, Georgia's Republican Sen. "And court challenges to votes cast after the legal voting deadline is NOT suppression".

The victor of the presidential race has also not yet been determined in Georgia, which holds 16 electoral votes.

This outcome means the makeup of the Senate will mostly rely on elections held in January in Georgia, a state that requires candidates to earn 50 per cent of the vote to outright win or else force a runoff election.

Both Trump and Biden visited the state in the last month, anticipating the closeness of the race for the Southern state with the president making his final stop in Rome two days before Election Day. Y'all ready to work? "Raphael Warnock would be a disaster for Georgia and America", Collins said in a statement late Tuesday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on track to keep control of the Democratic House, but saw her majority shrinking and her leadership called into question. Going into Election Day, Democrats had to win four seats to gain a majority or three if Democrats win the White House.

Georgia's Democrats are energized by the likely surprise win in their state of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who appears headed to the presidency.

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly, a Democrat, will fill John McCain's Senate seat through 2022, ABC News projects.

Ossoff was a candidate for the 2017 special election to represent Georgia's sixth congressional district. Ossoff lost the special election to Karen Handel.

Perdue, who was first elected in 2014, has been considered a key Trump ally.

Perdue has been one of Trump's staunchest defenders in the Senate, though his own ads were completely devoid of any connection to the president. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Fox News Thursday night he would donate $500,000 to the president's "legal defence fund" and urged people to go to the Trump campaign's website to pitch in.

Perdue is a cousin to Trump Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

Democrats also showed they were able to win significant votes from independents, which is how a third of voters identify as in the state.

"I know folks are anxious", Democratic Sen.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he would seek to pass a new coronavirus stimulus bill when Congress returns to Washington next week.

"That's how Americans' votes decide the result", McConnell tweeted.