Twitter Reacts to the Georgia Senate Runoff Election Results

Celebrities, politicians, organizers, and constituents alike share their reactions to the results of the Georgia Senate runoff election. See the best tweets here.

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As of Tuesday, January 5, more than 3 million Georgians voted (opens in new tab) in the 2020 Georgia runoff elections, where voters cast their ballots for two crucial Senate races: Jon Ossoff (D) vs. incumbent David Perdue (R), and Reverend Raphael Warnock (D) vs. incumbent Kelly Loeffler (R). In the early hours of Wednesday, January 6, AP News confirmed (opens in new tab) that Warnock has defeated Loeffler and will become the state's first Black senator (opens in new tab). Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, NBC News confirmed (opens in new tab) that Ossoff has defeated Perdue.

Prior to the 2020 election, Republicans held a 53-47 majority in the chamber (plus two independents who historically vote with the Democrats). Since the Democrats picked up two Senate seats in November (Captain Mark Kelly (opens in new tab) of Arizona and John Hickenlooper (opens in new tab) of Colorado), Ossoff and Warnock's wins in the runoff election will draw the Senate to a 50-50 tie and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be the tie-breaker. This means the House of Representatives and the Senate will both hold the Democratic majority when President-elect Joe Biden enters office on January 20, 2021. It's a feat that wouldn't have been possible without the tireless efforts of organizers like Stacey Abrams (opens in new tab) and LaTosha Brown (opens in new tab), amongst many others, who have been laying the groundwork in the state for the past decade.

See the best reactions to the Georgia Senate runoff election results from celebrities, politicians, organizers, and constituents alike, below.

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