Georgia Special Election Goes to Runoff After Narrow Majority Miss for Jon Ossoff

Democrat Jon Ossoff will face Republican Karen Handel in June after narrowly missing the majority needed to claim victory.

Needing 50 percent, Ossoff received 48.1 percent of the vote and faces the top GOP candidate.

RELATED: Trump Attacks GA Democrat Jon Ossoff as GOP Faces Threat in Special Election Today: WATCH

Donald Trump, who had launched half a dozen tweets yesterday against Ossoff, took credit for the results early Wednesday morning, tweeting:

“Despite major outside money, FAKE media support and eleven Republican candidates, BIG “R” win with runoff in Georgia. Glad to be of help!”

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Said Ossoff after the race was called: “This is already a remarkable victory. We defied the odds, shattered expectations, and now are ready to fight on and win in June.”

Handel has much better chances in a runoff as she will have the full support of the party in the traditionally deep red district, rather than having it split among several GOP candidates.

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