With razor-thin margins and the last votes still being counted, Democrats appear to have taken control of the U.S. Senate. This would enable the incoming Biden administration to pass aggressive climate legislation and reverse many environmental deregulatory actions of the Trump administration.
"ATLANTA — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.
A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, David Perdue."
Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow, and Russ Bynum report for the Associated Press January 6, 2021.
"Democrats Edge Closer to Senate Control With Victory in Georgia; Second Race Too Close to Call" (New York Times)
"Democrats On Brink Of U.S. Senate Control, Winning One Georgia Race And Leading In Second" (Reuters)