How Democrats Won Georgia’s Senate Runoff Elections (Podcast)

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Bloomberg Government’s Kyle Trygstad and Greg Giroux discussed how Democrats won last week’s pair of Georgia Senate runoffs,and control of the chamber, on the latest episode of Downballot Counts.

A boom in Black voter turnout and a fundamental contradiction in the Republicans’ message — they couldn’t argue they’d be a check on a Democratic president while Donald Trump continued to assert baselessly that he was the true winner — helped Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock unseat Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.

Georgia will host more notable races in 2022, when Warnock seeks a full term and Gov. Brian Kemp (R), whom Trump maligned repeatedly over the past two months, runs for re-election.

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Democratic Sens.-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won twin runoffs on Jan. 5.

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