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Schumer: If Democrats Win Georgia, ‘Then We Change America’

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Saturday that Democrats will “change America” if they win two runoff elections in Georgia that will determine which political party controls the Senate.

“Now we take Georgia, then we change the world,” Schumer said at a rally in New York City, hours after the Associated Press and other news outlets projected Joe Biden to win the presidency.

“Now we take Georgia, then we change America,” the New York Democrat added.

Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both Republicans, will face off against Democratic challengers in runoffs scheduled Jan. 5 after neither candidate reached the 50% threshold required under Georgia law to win their elections outright.

Perdue outpaced his challenger, Jon Ossoff, 49.8-47.8%. Loeffler came in second in a field of 20 candidates behind Democratic frontrunner Raphael Warnock.

Rep. Doug Collins, another Republican candidate, trailed Loeffler with 20% of the vote.

Republicans in that race received 49% of the vote, compared to Democrats who received a 48% share.

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