Incumbent Republican Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue were defeated by Democratic rivals Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff by razor thin margins.
Warnock made history by becoming the first elected black Senator in Georgia’s history, and only the second Black senator elected from a Southern state since Reconstruction, following Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.). The Georgia Democrat is a senior pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
The win results in a 50-50 Senate, and Democrats gain control with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris eventually casting possible tie-breaking votes.
Here are some of the key areas that the results will impact: