Georgia’s Senate runoff election takes center stage nationally today as the result of today’s election will determine the balance of power in Congress.
If republicans win, Mitch McConnell will hold onto a republican majority in the Senate.
If both democrats win, most Senate votes would be tied 50-50, allowing Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to be the tie-breaking vote after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.
Results will be posted here as they come in tonight. Please refresh this page to see updated results.
Jan. 6, 1:45 a.m.
According to DeKalb County Elections Chief Erica Hamilton, the remaining 19,000 ballots in DeKalb will have to be manually scanned due to technical issues.
“Due to technical issues, the remaining 19,000 ballots must be manually scanned in order to be tabulated and added to the total vote count. Georgia’s voting system provides built-in safeguards, in the form of paper ballots, that allow us to quickly process ballots that are electronically cast. These outstanding paper ballots are currently being scanned and the tabulation will be completed as quickly as possible and in compliance with state guidelines,” Hamilton said.
With 96% of the precincts counted, Perdue ;leads Ossoff by about 400 votes. Warnock leads Loeffler by just over 50%.
With votes from DeKalb County coming in, David Perdue still leads Jon Ossoff with just over 50% of the vote, but Raphael Warnock has pulled ahead of Kelly Loeffler with just over 50% of the vote. 95% of precincts have been counted.
With 91% of precincts reporting both republicans lead the democratic candidates with 51% of the vote.
With about 90% of precincts counted, Perdue has 51% of the vote to Ossoff’s 48% and Loeffler leads Warnock with 50.9% of the vote. 3.8 million votes have been counted so far.
Georgia elections official Gabriel Sterling says a large group of votes from DeKalb County will be coming in shortly. He expects about 171,000 votes.
86% of precincts have been counted. Perdue leads Ossoff with 51% of the vote and Loeffler leads Warnock with 50.8% of the vote.
With 80% of precincts counted, Perdue leads Ossoff 51% to 49%. Loeffler leads Warnock 50.6% to 49.3%.
With 77% of precincts reporting, Perdue leads Ossoff with just over 50% of the vote and Loeffler is ahead of Warnock with just over 50% of the vote.
With just over half of the vote in, Perdue now leads Ossoff with just over 50% of the vote. Warnock still leads Loeffler and has just over 50% of the vote.
With 41% of precincts reporting, Ossoff and Warnock still lead with 51% of the vote.
With 35% of the votes in, the Democrat lead continues to shrink as more votes are counted. Ossoff is ahead with 52% and Warnock is ahead with 53%.
With about 25% of precincts reported and just over 2 million votes in, Democrats are still leading. Ossoff has 53% of the vote and Warnock has 54% of the vote.
With 18.8% of the precincts reporting, democrats maintain their lead. Ossoff has 54% of the vote and Warnock has 55% of the vote.
With 12.5% of precincts reporting, Ossoff leads Perdue with 52% of the vote and Warnock leads Loeffler with 53% of the vote.
More than 1 million votes counted:
With 6.9% of precincts reporting, Ossoff and Warnock lead Perdue and Loeffler with 54% of the vote.
Warnock leads by more than Ossoff:
With 2.5% of the votes counted, Raphael Warnock’s lead over Kelly Loeffler is slightly ahead of Ossoff’s lead over David Perdue. Warnock has 53.3% of the vote and Ossoff has 52.9% of the vote.
With 1.89% of the votes counted, Ossoff leads Perdue with 53% of the vote. Warnock leads Loeffler with 54% of the vote. So far, just under half a million votes have been counted.
With less than 1% of the votes counted, Ossoff and Warnock are ahead with roughly 69% of the vote. 224,616 votes have been counted so far.
Very Early Results:
The first set of results are coming in, not even representing one precinct. With just over 1,600 votes reported so far, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock have about 70% of the vote.
Polls have closed throughout Georgia. Now the wait for results begins.
Powder Springs precinct to remain open until 7:10 p.m..:
A judge has ordered the Powder Springs 1A precinct to remain open until 7:10 p.m. tonight because this precinct did not start voting until about 7:10 this morning. There was an issue getting the machines up and running on time. This precinct is at the George E. Ford Center, 4181 Atlanta Street, Powder Springs.
Workers are opening and scanning absentee ballots at the Jim R. Miller Park Event Center on Callaway Road. Those scanned ballots will eventually be uploaded from Elections HQ. After tonight’s work, they will resume this work at 1 p.m. on Wednesday. An observation area is available but no photography per Elections officials.