Stars and Stripes stripes.com 06 Jan, 2021 17:30 am

Warnock makes history with Georgia Senate win as Democrats near majority

Warnock makes history with Georgia Senate win as Democrats near majority
Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats’ reach.

"This campaign has been about health and jobs and justice for the people of this state — for all the people of this state," Ossoff said in a speech broadcast on social media Wednesday morning.I will serve all the people of the state.Ossoff held a small lead as of Wednesday morning, though it was too early to call the race.Loeffler, who remains a Georgia senator until the results of Tuesday's election are finalized, said she would return to Washington on Wednesday morning to join a small group of senators planning to challenge Congress' vote to certify Biden's victory.

" Trump’s false claims of voter fraud cast a dark shadow over the runoff elections, which were held only because no candidate hit the 50% threshold in the general election.He raised the prospect of voter fraud as votes were being cast and likened the Republicans who run Georgia's election system to “chickens with their heads cut off” during a Wednesday rally in Washington.

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