Republicans could have held onto control of the Senate if President Donald Trump stuck to what carried him to victory in 2016 during his campaign appearances for soon-to-be former Georgia Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
Because of victories for Democratic Georgia Senators-elect Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s special elections, Republicans will have officially lost control of the House, Senate and White House once President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan. 20. However, Republicans took back seats in the House and held on to a number of Senate seats they were expected to lose, as reported by CNN. The presidential election was also close, coming down to just over 100,000 votes across a few states out of over 150 million cast, The New York Times election results map shows.