Georgia election live: Jon Ossoff extends lead as Democrats near Senate control

Georgia election live: Jon Ossoff extends lead as Democrats near Senate controlJanuary 6, 2021

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The Guardian is still waiting on an official AP race call in the second Georgia Senate election, but Jon Ossoff has slightly grown his lead over David Perdue.

The Democratic candidate now has 17,567 more votes than his Republican opponent, representing a lead of 0.4 points.

Donald Trump is putting the pressure on Mike Pence, who will oversee the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s victory today.

Speaking to attendees of the “March to Save America” rally in Washington, Trump said the vice-president needs to “come through” for his supporters.

“We’re gonna have to fight much harder. And Mike Pence is gonna have to come through for us” — Trump pic.twitter.com/BvEo6J0FTz

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