• Daniel Ethan Finneran

Georgia Election Results

After witnessing what can only be described as the most unusual and, given the fraught circumstances, consequential election by which the future of the congress will be determined, the state of Georgia, so much the object of our recent attention, will be sending to Washington two Democrat Senators.

Both Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff, well-funded challengers to the Republican candidates by whom, till that point, the peach state was led, defeated, respectively, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Loeffler and Perdue, as it increasingly became apparent, were the rather less-inspiring incumbents against whom they ran.

Both the races were closely contested, that of Ossoff more so than that of Warnock. The former, at last count, seems to have defeated the more established Perdue by over 40,000 votes. The latter, Warnock, vanquished his opponent with greater alacrity and ease, his victory having been declared far sooner in the day. He defeated Senator Loeffler by 80,000 votes.

The repercussions of these dual victories can’t be overstated. The senate is now perfectly divided by a “50-50” split, a tenuous equilibrium on which Kamala Harris, as the incoming Vice President, will have the peculiar opportunity to exert her weight. The balance of power, in a word, is primed to shift.

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