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Georgia Senate election on a knife-edge as polls close

Washington: The Senate elections in the US state of Georgia is too close to call according to reports even as polling ended on Tuesday.

The BBC’s US partner CBS News has called both races as toss-ups. Results are due within hours, but if it remains close a final outcome could take days. The results will decide which party controls the upper house.

The Democrats need to win both the seats if they hope to gain full control of Congress.

On the other hand the Republican party needs only to win one in order to retain control of the Senate.

The two Senate seats from Georgia are currently held by Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue. Ms Loeffler is taking on Reverend Raphael Warnock and Mr Perdue is battling former journalist Jon Ossoff.

Neither of the candidates reached the 50% needed to win outright in the elections in November, forcing Tuesday’s runoff elections under Georgia’s election rules.

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