Jon Ossoff Projected As Winner Of Georgia Runoff Election

Jon Ossoff projected to win his Senate race in Georgia

It’s official – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff has been projected as the winner of his race in the Georgia runoff elections.

His win, a final backhand to Donald Trump, will give Democrats control of the Senate.

From the New York Times:

The Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Senator Kelly Loeffler, becoming the first Black Democrat elected to the Senate from the South. And Jon Ossoff, the 33-year-old head of a video production company who has never held public office, defeated David Perdue, who recently completed his first full term as senator.

Both Democrats now lead their defeated Republican opponents by margins that are larger than the threshold required to trigger a recount under Georgia law.