ATLANTA, Georgia – Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, despite their connections to socialists and other members of the political left, told Georgians this week that they will act in all state residents’ best interests.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s website reported that, with 100 percent of the vote collected, incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) lost to Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. Perdue got 49.79 percent of the vote, or 2,195,755 votes. Ossoff got 50.21 percent or 2,214,178 votes.
Incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), meanwhile, got 49.37 percent of the vote, or 2,177,226 votes. Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock got 50.63 percent of the vote or 2,232,804 votes.
Warnock, in a video he uploaded to his Facebook page, said he is “going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia no matter who you cast your vote for.”
“We were told that we couldn’t win this election, but tonight we proved that with hope, hard work, and the people by our side anything is possible,” Warnock said
“May my story be an inspiration to some young person who is trying to grasp and grab hold of the American dream.”
Ossoff uploaded a separate video to his Facebook page and said “let’s unite now.”
“Everybody who cast your ballot, everybody who put your faith and confidence in our democracy’s capacity to deliver the representation that we deserve, whether you were for me or against me, I will be for you in the U.S. Senate,” Ossoff said.
“I will serve all the people of the state. I will give everything I’ve got to ensuring that Georgia’s interests are represented in the U.S. Senate.”
Perdue’ staff, on his Facebook page, called Tuesday night’s election “exceptionally close” and said that it “will require time and transparency to be certain the results are fair and accurate.”
“We will mobilize every available resource and exhaust every legal recourse to ensure all legally cast ballots are properly counted,” according to the statement.
“We believe in the end, Senator Perdue will be victorious.”
As The Georgia Star News reported last month, per a New York Times article, Joe Biden didn’t want civil rights leaders to discuss defunding the police until after the Georgia U.S. Senate runoffs had concluded.
This, for fear that such rhetoric will scare off Georgia voters and prevent Democrats from controlling the U.S. Senate.
As reported last month, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) held a virtual fundraiser for Warnock and Ossoff. Also, as reported, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a socialist, endorsed Ossoff and Warnock to represent Georgia.
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