David Perdue concedes to Jon Ossoff, ending Georgia Senate runoffs

ATLANTA — Republican David Perdue conceded to Democrat Jon Ossoff on Friday, ending Georgia’s runoffs for control of the U.S. Senate days after his campaign floated potential legal action to contest his narrow defeat. In a statement, Perdue said he wanted to “congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win,” although he did not mention Ossoff’s name. He also falsely claimed he “won the general election” even though he did not, falling short of the majority-vote mark needed to avoid a runoff. His concession to Ossoff came a day after U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler also acknowled…

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