Economist Data Journalist Calls Georgia Special Senate Races for Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock

Update 10:50pm: Warnock now leads statewide by over 32k votes while Ossoff trails by a little over 3k votes with 98 percent in. Remaining votes are largely Democratic.

Update 11:00pm
: Drudge Report calls race for Warnock and Ossoff.

According to credible sources to include G. Elliott Morris, the lead Data Journalist for the Economist, Georgia Democratic  Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff have won their respective Senate races in the Georgia special Senate election. Morris tweeted “In counties that are 95%+ reporting, Democrats are doing about 2 points better than they did in November. Again, just a benchmark, but that hasn’t really changed all night, and my strong belief is that it very probably won’t change by enough for Perdue or Loeffler to win…

Throughout the night, MSNBC analyst Steve Kornacki has been comparing the results of the presidential election to the Senate elections, and the results have consistently shown the Democratic candidates outperforming President-elect Joe Biden’s numbers in most Democratic and Republican counties alike. At this point in the presidential race, Biden was trailing Trump, but the race quickly changed when votes from Dekalb and Fulton counties came in. G. Elliot Morris has confirmed the outstanding numbers favor Ossoff and Warnock. Not only are the candidates outperforming Biden, but Republican turnout has been consistently lower throughout the state compared to the Presidential election.

Why has Morris taken the leap when cable news has been hesitant? See his explanation below.

Ossoff and Warnock’s victories over Georgia Republican Senate incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler will hand Democrats 50-50 control of the U.S. Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker vote.

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