DEPUTY DIRECTOR – GLOBAL NEWS COORDINATION, LONDON
Georgia Election / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Media www.rajawalisiber.com – Democrats have won both Georgia Senate seats — and with them, the U.S. Senate majority.
It’s a stunning defeat for Donald Trump in his final days in office and it dramatically improves the fate of Joe Biden’s progressive agenda, report Steve Peoples, Russ Bynum and Bill Barrow.
This week’s elections are expected to mark the formal finale to the turbulent 2020 election season, although the Democrats’ resounding success was overshadowed by chaos and violence in Washington,
Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Democratic challengers who represented the diversity of their party’s evolving coalition, defeated Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
The twin victories end nearly two decades in which Democrats have been shut out of statewide victories in Georgia. Biden became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992.
How it Happened: Trump came to the north Georgia mountains Monday night ostensibly to boost turnout in the surrounding conservative strongholds and stave off strong Democratic challengers who threatened the GOP’s Senate majority in two runoff elections. It didn’t work. Across the state, even where Trump rallied, Democrats did a better job in the runoffs of nearly matching their November turnout than Republicans did. The victories come after years of organizing work by the Democratic Party and its allies, Bill Barrow, Hannah Fingerhut and Josh Boak report.