By Jim Ellis
Jan. 5, 2021 — At long last, the 2020 US Senate election cycle will end today, and the determination of which party will hold the chamber’s majority for the next two years will likely become known late tonight.
To recap, Sen. David Perdue (R) and documentary filmmaker Jon Ossoff (D) battle for the in-cycle seat with the winner being awarded a six-year term. The special election winner, the race between appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Rev. Raphael Warnock (D), will serve the final two years of the term that resigned Sen. Johnny Isakson (R) won back in 2016. The seat will be in-cycle for the full six-year term in 2022.
The 2020 regular election outcome, current polling, and the early/mail voting count all suggest very close results to unfold this evening.
2020 Regular Election Tallies – Nov 3, 2020
|Sen. David Perdue (R)||2,462,617||49.73%|
|Jon Ossoff (D)||2,374,519||47.95%|
|Shane Hazel (Lib)||115,039||2.32%|
|Raphael Warnock (D)||1,617,035||32.90%|
|Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R)||1,273,214||25.91%|
|18 Others (D/R/I)||2,024,112||41.19%|
|Total R Vote||2,426,120||49.37%|
|Total D Vote||2,377,712||48.38%|
|Total I Vote||110,529||2.25%|