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Democrats take control of Senate after Georgia runoff win


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For the first time in at-least a century, every US Senate incumbent seeking reelection won. Each of the 29 Senate incumbents who ran for reelection this year won.


Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is projected to win reelection after a runoff against Republican challenger Herschel Walker, solidified Democratic hold in the senate with a 51-49 majority. He cautioned people against viewing the outcome as evidence that voter suppression doesn't exist in Georgia.


He said in his victory speech late Tuesday night, "Let me be clear: Just because people endured long lines that wrapped around buildings, some blocks long, just because they endured the rain and the cold and all kinds of tricks in order to vote, does not mean that voter suppression does not exist. It simply means that you the people have decided that your voices will not be silenced.”


President Joe Biden placed a congratulatory phone call to Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock shortly after he returned to the White House Tuesday.


The race closes out a difficult midterm cycle for Republicans, who won the House majority but saw their hopes for Capitol Hill dominance dashed by the troubled candidacies of some Senate nominees backed by former President Donald Trump, including Walker.

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