Several news outlets, including CBS and the Associated Press have reported that Republican David Perdue claimed the Georgia Senate seat over Democrat incumbent Michelle Nunn.
PROJECTION: Republican David Perdue takes the Senate race in Georgia, defeating Democrat Michelle Nunn pic.twitter.com/QYQOzSVrmq— CBS News Politics (@CBSPolitics) November 5, 2014
Polls leading up to Election Day showed Perdue leading Nunn by three percentage points.
Nate Silver, the statistician whose 2012 Senate predictions proved 100 percent accurate, calculated that the GOP had an overall 74.5 percent likelihood of winning (43.5 percent chance on Nov. 4 + 30. 9 percent on Jan. 6). Thankfully, we won't have to wait until a January runoff for the results.