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Updates from Georgia and Washington

Projections are in for the first Senate race in Georgia. Rev. Raphael Warnock won against incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler, changing the current makeup of the Senate to 51-49, with the Republican Senators maintaining their majority. If Jon Ossoff wins against Senator David Perdue, the Senate will have a 50-50 tie: in this case, Vice President elect Kamala Harris would have the tie-breaking vote. As of right now, with 98% of the vote in (Associated Press), Ossoff has the lead over Perdue by a margin of 0.4%, or roughly 16,000 votes.

Another significant political happening today comes in Washington. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are expected to become certified as the next President and Vice President of the United States. Despite expected objections from several Congressman and Congresswomen, the certification is still expected to occur, as Republicans Mitch McConnell, Pat Toomey, Mitt Romney and others have expressed concern with invalidating the results after every state has already certified the election. In order for the election certification process to be delayed, both the Senate and House must vote to object to the results via a majority. Vice President Mike Pence will be present today in the process.

January 20, Inauguration Day is coming up shortly, so stay tuned for an upcoming post about what it will look like this year!


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