Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff declared victory in his Georgia Senate race against incumbent Sen. David Perdue Wednesday morning and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats had taken control of the Senate following Ossoff’s growing lead and Raphael Warnock’s wins, as Republicans’ hopes in Georgia dwindle even as Ossoff’s race has yet to be officially called and the GOP candidates have refused to concede. President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge Republicans had lost control of the Senate Wednesday morning, even as he still refuses to concede his own election against President-elect Joe Biden. “THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, OUR COUNTRY, NEEDS THE PRESIDENCY MORE THAN EVER BEFORE – THE POWER OF THE VETO,” Trump tweeted. Neither Perdue nor Loeffler have conceded their races yet, and Loeffler said early Wednesday she would “keep fighting” in the race. “We’re going to get this done,” she said. The Perdue campaign released a statement at 2 a.m. Wednesday saying the election “would require time and transparency to be certain the results are fair and accurate,” promising to “mobilize every available resource and exhaust every legal recourse.” “We believe in the end, Senator Perdue will be victorious,” the campaign said. The Georgia Senate runoff elections will determine the fate of the Senate. Should Ossoff’s win become official, both Democrats and Republicans will each have 50 senators, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris giving Democrats a narrow majority as the tie-breaking vote. Votes are still being counted in Georgia, with the New York Times estimating approximately 73,000 votes were still left to count as of early Wednesday morning. Many outstanding ballots are in Democratic-leaning areas expected to be favorable to Ossoff and Warnock, though there are also military and overseas ballots that can be returned through Friday. Should either race end up with the two candidates being within less than 0.5% of each other, the losing candidate can request a recount. Warnock Beats Loeffler In Senate Race: ‘I Am Going To The Senate To Work For All Of Georgia’ (Forbes)

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