Georgia certifies Democrats Warnock and Ossoff’s Senate wins

Warnock Makes History With Senate Win As Dems Near Majority
Michael Holahan

Jon Ossoff, left, and Raphael Warnock waves to the crowd during a campaign rally in Augusta, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Democrats Ossoff and Warnock are challenging incumbent Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in a runoff election on Jan. 5.

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state has certified the results of the two U.S. Senate runoff elections.

The action paves the way for Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to be sworn in, giving Democrats control of the chamber.

They’ll take office just as the Senate considers whether to convict President Donald Trump in an impeachment trial for inciting the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol.

The certification by Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger officially seals Warnock and Ossoff’s victories. They defeated Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the Jan. 5 runoffs. Both Loeffler and Perdue conceded days after the election.