Election officials confirmed Thursday night that President-elect Joe Biden has won the state of Georgia. The win includes the state’s 16 electoral votes, putting the Democrat firmly over the 300 mark at 309. The office of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reported the Biden win by 12,284 votes, as well as announcing no evidence of vote fraud or tampering.
Not since Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign has a Democratic presidential candidate won the red state of Georgia.
All attention now turns to the runoff elections for both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats. Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue failed to win a majority in the race against Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock led a crowded field in the effort to unseat Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, but there was no majority winner in that race either.
The Georgia U.S. Senate Runoff Elections:
Democrat Jon Ossoff v. Republican David Perdue
Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock v. Republican Kelly Loeffler
Georgia Voter Registration is now underway until December 7, 2020.
Georgia residents who will be 18 years old by Election Day, January 5, 2021, can register.
Early Voting Begins: In-person Voting Begins December 14, 2021
Election Day: The last day for Georgia residents to vote, January 5, 2021.