Democratic leader Charles Schumer.
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With the victory in the race for the Senate$2 Raphael Warnock and Jon Scoff in Georgia, the Democrats secured a majority in that chamber and thus control$2 Congress.
Scoff beat the Republican David Perdue by a minimal difference, by getting 50.3%$2 the votes against 49.7%.
A similar result was the contest between Warnock, who won 50.7% against 49.3%$2 the Republican Kelly Loeffler.
The results leave the Republican Party with 50 positions, the same as for the Democratic Party, but the vice president-elect Kamala Harris It will be the vote that tips the balance.
At a press conference, the Democratic leader Charles Schumer (New York), advanced the good news for his party, although he was questioned about the lack$2 Scoff’s triumph, although he said that there were pending votes, but varied in favor$2 his candidate. So it was. After 5:00 pm his triumph was confirmed.
“We have two new senators coming to help.”, said. Senators Rafael Warnock and Jon Scoff ran top-notch campaigns. They will be senators from Georgia ”.
He highlighted the importance$2 Warnock’s triumph, since when both senators$2 the entity were born they were segregationists.
“Yesterday, Georgia just elected its first African-American to the United States Senate in its history,” he said. Warnock is the senior pastor$2 Ebenezer Historic Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
In a previous statement, Schumer had highlighted the status change for Democrats.
“It feels like a new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will have a majority in the United States Senate, and that will be very good for the American people. “Schumer said.
He added that his first action will be the vote$2 the economic aid$2 $ 2,000 direct dollars to the Americans.
“America is experiencing one$2 the biggest crises we have ever faced and the Senate Democratic majority is committed to making bold change and helping Americans in need… help is on the way“, He indicated.
Schumer and other Republicans, like Bernie Sanders (Vermont), had pushed the vote for the increa$600om $$20 to $ 2,000, but the Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) rejected the request three times.
Controlling Congress, Democrats will make it easier for President-elect Joe Biden to push his agenda, including several promises on judicial, environmental and immigration reform, such as the path to citizenship for “dreamers” and millions$2 undocumented immigrants.
Schumer also thanked the activist Stacey Abrams and his team at Fair Fight Georgia.
“For 10 years, she and her team, and many$2 the women’s groups, black women’s groups, worked and worked and worked to change Georgia,” she said. “Stacey would be the first to tell you that she didn’t do it alone. So a huge thank you to the many organizations that have worked so hard. “
This Democratic advance is a serious blow to the president’s movement Donald Trump, who lost the election and has accused electoral fraud without justification.
The last time Democrats won a Senate majority was in 2008 with the triumph$2 the president Barack Obama.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.