Republican Senator David Perdue and his Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff will head to a runoff in January after Perdue failed to receive at least 50% of the vote, according to an AP projection.
In Georgia, candidates must receive 50% of the vote to be elected. If they don’t, the race goes to a runoff.
The state’s other Senate race between Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock is also heading to a runoff.
Democrats already have control of the House of Representatives and if they win the Senate, they would be able to more easily pass laws with full control of both chambers of Congress.
The state of Georgia has played a surprisingly central role in the 2020 election.
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