This would apparently assure the Democratic Party control of the upper house of Congress
“I thank the people of Georgia for choosing me to serve you in the United States Senate. Thank you for the trust you have placed in me,” were the words Democratic politician John Ossoff said to the people of Georgia Wednesday morning.
Ossoff, the 33-year-old documentary filmmaker, who tentatively defeated incumbent Georgia Senator David Perdue by a narrow margin, will apparently become the youngest senator in the United States.
Earlier Wednesday, the U.S. media announced the victory of another Democrat, Baptist pastor Rafael Warnock, in the runoff election for the Georgia Senate.
The media declared Warnock the winner when his lead over incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Lefler was more than 40,000 votes and nearly all the ballots had been counted.
“We were told we couldn’t win this election, but today we proved that through hope, hard work, and people on our side, anything is possible,” Warnock said in an address to his supporters.
Incumbent Senator Lefler refused to admit defeat in a brief address to supporters shortly after midnight.
A victory for Ossoff and Warnock in Georgia would appear to ensure that the Democrats achieve control of the upper house of the U.S. Congress. Each of the two parties would then have 50 percent of the vote in the Senate, with Kamala Harris, the vice president-elect of the United States, as the deciding vote.