Republican Senator Loeffler admits defeat in Georgia
Jan 09 2021
Ossoff has not taken a position, but he did issue a statement calling on Republicans to "discard and disavow Trump once and for all, end its attacks on the electoral process, & commit fully to the peaceful transfer of power".
Ossoff and Warnock will be officially sworn in after the results of the election are certified.
State Sen. Jen Jordan, a Democrat who represents parts of Atlanta and suburbs that have swung rapidly to her party, said the internal Republican jousting has obscured Kemp's other problems.
The simplest way to untangle all of these knots is in chronological order. Kelly Loeffler by 1.7 percent.
Neither Republican challenged their loss, both of which were outside Georgia's recount margin. That's one delay that's off the table.
Historically, single-party control of Congress and the White House comes with a sting in the tail in the following midterm elections-so Biden has little over 18 months to take full advantage. He has until January 22 to do so.
Gabriel Sterling, a Republican who serves as Georgia's voting system implementation manager, said Wednesday that there was "no evidence of any irregularities" in the runoff. "If we don't get it done in these two years, who knows when we're going to have another window to potentially see these types of reforms".
Wins for Jon Ossoff (L) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (R) in Georgia's Senate runoffs are a major boost for President-elect Joe Biden's (C) agenda.
Biden quickly commended Warnock and Ossoff on Wednesday before Ossoff was declared the victor. At 33, he will be the youngest sitting US senator.
The races are over, and the two Democrats have edged out victories over the two Republicans, splitting the legislative body 50-50.
Now that the two Democrats have prevailed, Mr. Biden will be under pressure from his party's left wing to advance an agenda that is far more progressive than his instincts.
Republicans would have retained control of the Senate if they had held on to at least one of the Georgia seats.
As vice president, Harris will cast tiebreaking votes in the Senate, if needed - giving Democrats control of the chamber. Biden's thin Senate majority means he is unlikely to be able to pass a single comprehensive climate change bill, which would require the approval of 60% of senators.
On Jan. 20, however, Pence will leave office.
With his victory in Tuesday's election, Warnock becomes the first African American from Georgia elected to the Senate.
The Sunrise Movement has already told Democratic Senate leaders it expects "an enormous green spending bill on day one", Kyte said - and that desire for rapid change may be at odds with efforts to sell climate action to a broader USA audience.
With a Republican-controlled Senate, Krane says passing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act appeared somewhat likely, and while the legislation's efforts to increase the industry's access to banking would be a welcome change, significant, long-lasting changes in federal law seemed out of reach. Thirty-four seats will be up for grabs in November 2022 - including Warnock's. Johnny Isakson's seat in late 2019, were also hamstrung by their loyalty to Trump as the outgoing president trashed Georgia's election system over his loss to President-elect Joe Biden in the November 3 general election.