UPDATE: The Associated Press and Fox News both called the race for Ossoff on Wednesday afternoon. Senator Perdue has not yet conceded.
The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Democrat Jon Ossoff will defeat Republican David Perdue of Georgia, giving Democrats control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in six years.— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) January 6, 2021
Original Post: Democrat Senatorial candidate Jon Ossoff declared victory in Georgia, when no major networks have called the race thus far.
"I want to thank the people of Georgia for participating in this election. Whether you were for me or against me, I will be for you in the U.S Senate," Ossoff said on Twitter. "Georgia, thank you so much for the confidence that you have placed in me. I am honored, honored by your support, by your confidence, by your trust, and I will look forward to serving in the United States Senate with integrity, with humility, with honor, and getting things done for the people of Georgia."
Ossoff's lead over incumbent GOP Senator David Perdue widened to 16,000 votes on Wednesday morning.
Good morning. With a more than 16k vote lead, Jon @ossoff has declared victory.— Emma Hurt (@Emma_Hurt) January 6, 2021
“Thank you for the confidence and trust that you have placed in me.”
The AP has not called this race. #gapol #gasen https://t.co/ygXAr0gBEE
OSsoff declared victory this morning in remarks, though his race remains uncalled.— James Arkin (@JamesArkin) January 6, 2021
His lead as of this am is ~16,000 votes, and ~0.4 percentage points
Ossoff's declared victory is still within the 0.5 percent margin that would ultimately trigger a recount.
Thank you, Georgia. https://t.co/IupT2d69aF— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) January 6, 2021
This is a breaking story. Stay tuned for updates.