US Democrats projected to control both chambers

US media outlets are projecting the Democrats have won two Senate runoff elections in the state of Georgia. That means President-elect Joe Biden's Democratic Party will take control of both chambers of Congress.

Voting took place for two of the 100 Senate seats on Tuesday. The Republican Party had 50 seats after the November elections, and the Democratic Party 48.

ABC television and other news organizations reported on Wednesday they projected that Democratic newcomers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff beat their Republican rivals in the elections.

The Democrats are poised to have the same number of seats as the Republicans. That would give the Democrats an effective Senate majority since Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will serve as the chamber's president, with the power to cast the deciding vote.