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Warnock, Ossoff Set to Be Sworn Into Senate Wednesday Afternoon

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Warnock, Ossoff Set to Be Sworn Into Senate Wednesday Afternoon

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Democrats are set to regain Senate control on Wednesday afternoon after Georgia Senate runoff winners Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are sworn into office. Their campaigns announced Tuesday that the swearing-in ceremonies for Warnock and Ossoff—who defeated Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the state’s Jan. 5 twin Senate runoff elections—will be held at the U.S. Capitol at 4:30 p.m, hours after President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris take their oaths of office. Their victories were certified by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Tuesday. Raffensperger’s office certified that Warnock beat Loeffler by over 1 percent, after he emerged from a free-for-all special election last year with more votes than any candidate, including Loeffler. The certified results also confirmed Ossoff beat Perdue by approximately 55,000 votes—a change of around 143,000 votes from the 2020 election, when Perdue edged Ossoff by over 88,000 ballots. Warnock and Ossoff could not be sworn into …

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