Democrat Raphael Warnock Victorious in Georgia Senate Runoff

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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA - JANUARY 03: Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock waves after finishing his speech during a drive-in rally at Garden City Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris joined Warnock and fellow Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff for a campaign event two days before the January 5th runoff election that has implications into which party controls the U.S. Senate. According to AJC, 3 million people have already casted their votes ahead of Tuesday's election. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

With Democrat Raphael Warnock’s victory in one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Tuesday, he becomes the first Black U.S . senator in his state’s history. If Democrat Jon Ossoff’s lead holds in the other runoff, President-elect Joe Biden begins his term  on January 20th with Democrats in control of Congress. We'll get the latest and talk about what a shift in the senate's balance of power could mean for California.

Guests:

Emma Hurt, politics reporter, WABE

Bernard Fraga, associate professor of political science, Emory University; author, "The Turnout Gap"

Joe Garofoli, senior political writer, San Francisco Chronicle

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