Georgia counties certify Senate runoff races

David Purdue, Jon Ossoff, Kelly Loeffler, Raphael Warnock
Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 08:27:53-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff races have officially been certified by all 159 counties in the state, according to the state's certification tracker website.

Just past 7 p.m. on Friday, all counties and precincts reached 100 percent reporting with no changes to the outcome of the election.

The official results are as followed, and can be seen in full by clicking here.

U.S. Senate Special election runoff:

  • Raphael Warnock, Democrat - 51.04% / 2,288,923 votes
  • Kelly Loeffler, Republican - 48.96% / 2,195,373 votes

U.S. Senate election runoff:

  • Jon Ossoff, Democrat - 50.62% / 2,269,738 votes
  • David Perdue, Republican - 49.38% / 2,214,506 votes

A less known race was also certified by the counties as well, a Public Service Commission representative seat.

Lauren McDonald, Jr., a Republican, retained his role as the District 4 public service commission representative against Daniel Blackman, his Democratic challenger.

  • Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr., Republican - 50.38% / 2,234,206
  • Daniel Blackman, Democrat - 49.62% / 2,200,791

Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff must now bring their certification papers to Washington to be sworn-in to their seats in the Senate, with swearing-in usually happening the following day.

Democrats now control the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Executive Branch, but the Senate will not flip to the Democratic majority until Jan. 20.