Rev. Raphael Warnock has declared victory over Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the crucial Georgia runoff elections that will determine which party controls the Senate.
“We were told that we couldn’t win this election, but tonight we proved that with hope, hard work and the people by our side, anything is possible,” Warnock said in his speech.
“So Georgia, I am honored by the faith that you have shown in me and I promise you this tonight: I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia, no matter who you cast your vote for in this election,” he said.
Of note, the votes are still being tallied and major networks haven’t called the race as yet. But the outstanding votes remaining in Georgia heavily favor Democrats and bode well for the other Democrat in the race Jon Ossoff who trails incumbent Sen. David Perdue by less than 2,000 votes.
If Democrats are able to win both seats the Senate will be evenly divided. A 50-50 split means Democrats would control the upper chamber with VP-elect Sen. Kamala Harris as the tie breaking vote.