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Wednesday's Campaign Round-Up, 1.6.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

* Though Georgia's unresolved U.S. Senate race hasn't yet been called, Jon Ossoff (D), ahead in the current tallies, this morning declared victory over Sen. David Perdue (R).

* On a related note, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Democrats' Senate leader, issued a written statement predicated on the assumption that Ossoff prevailed. "It feels like a brand new day," the New Yorker said. "For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate -- and that will be very good for the American people."

* Predictably, Donald Trump tried to explain away Georgia's results with another ridiculous conspiracy theory, and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, still trying to smear Sen.-elect Raphael Warnock (D), said this morning that she doesn't believe the Georgian "won fairly."

* For his part, Gabriel Sterling, a Republican and Georgia's voting system implementation manager, fact-checked the president's nonsense again this morning.

* Sterling also told reporters this morning that he expects Ossoff's margin of victory to be larger than the 0.5% threshold that would trigger a recount.

* For those keeping track of Team Trump's many legal defeats, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that a federal judge yesterday "ruled against Trump's effort to decertify Georgia's election results before Congress meets Wednesday to count votes of the Electoral College."

* In Virginia yesterday, there were two state legislative special elections, and Democrats won both. In the House of Delegates, Democrats now have a 10-seat majority headed into this year's election cycle.

* The process is proving to be far more contentious in Pennsylvania, where the Republican-led state Senate is refusing to seat a Democrat who won re-election in a race whose results have already been certified.