(NEW YORK) — Democrat Jon Ossoff has defeated former Republican Senator David Perdue in the second of two Georgia Senate rate runoffs, ABC News projects.
The victory hands control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats for the first time in a decade. With 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris, in her position as Senate president, gives Democrats the chamber majority.
The Senate runoff projection comes as the nation’s Capitol, where Ossoff is expected to join the Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Senate, is under siege by supporters of President Trump, who breached the Capitol as Congress was in the middle of ratifying the electoral votes for the presidential race, despite Trump’s resistance to accepting the outcome. That process was halted by the rioters breaching the Capitol.
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