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Marjorie Taylor Greene. Photo: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images

Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) has won the U.S. House race in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, AP projects.

Why it matters: Greene rose to national prominence for her public support of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, from which she has since attempted to distance herself.

  • Greene has come under fire for other controversial statements and positions, including that Black people "are held slaves to the Democratic Party," Muslims should not serve in government, and that the 2017 Las Vegas shooting was a setup to pass legislation on gun control.
  • President Trump endorsed Greene in August, calling her a "future Republican Star."

Between the lines: Greene's Democratic opponent Kevin Van Ausdal dropped out of the race in September, citing personal reasons. But Greene was likely to win the deep-red district regardless.

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Updated Nov 11, 2020 - Politics & Policy

The latest: Biden's Georgia win

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Data: AP; Note: AP has called Arizona for Biden, but ballots are still being counted and not all organizations have called it yet. Chart: Naema Ahmed, Andrew Witherspoon, Danielle Alberti/Axios

President-elect Joe Biden's projected Georgia win will give him 306 electoral votes over President Trump — virtually matching Trump's margin over Hillary Clinton in 2016.

The latest: Trump has not yet conceded after Biden surpassed the 270 electoral vote threshold needed to capture the presidency. Instead, his legal team, led by Rudy Giuliani, has been spinning baseless conspiracy theories and throwing out evidence-free accusations of fraud.

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What to watch: Closing the digital divide will be a high priority, as the pandemic has exposed how many Americans still lack reliable in-home internet connections and the devices needed to work and learn remotely.