Democrat Raphael Warnock Beats Sen. Kelly Loeffler In Georgia Runoff

According to The Associated Press, Warnock led Loeffler by over 40,000 votes with 97 percent, and hours before it was officially called, Warnock declared victory in a virtual address to supporters.

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Democrat Raphael Warnock Beats Sen. Kelly Loeffler In Georgia Runoff / Photo credit: Axios

Democrat Raphael Warnock was declared the winner in one of Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections, defeating the incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler to become the first black man elected to represent Georgia in the Senate.

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Mr. Warnock is a pastor at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. With his slim victory, Democrats have inched closer to seizing back control of the Senate.

According to The Associated Press, Warnock led Loeffler by over 40,000 votes with 97 percent, and hours before it was officially called, Warnock declared victory in a virtual address to supporters.

“Georgia, I am honored by the faith that you have shown in me. And I promise you this tonight: I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia, no matter who you cast your vote for in this election,” Raphael Warnock said.

Meanwhile, Loefller did not concede in her own speech late Tuesday night, “We got some work to do here. This is a game of inches. We’re going to win this election. We’re going to save this country,” Loefller said.

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, who was leading GOP Sen Perdue by a very thin margin in Georgia’s other Senate runoff race was optimistic about his chances early on Wednesday.

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“When all the votes are counted we fully expect that Jon Ossoff will have won this election. The outstanding vote is squarely in parts of the state where Jon’s performance has been dominant,” his campaign said.

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