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Warnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate race

Warnock defeats Loeffler in Georgia Senate race

A steady trickle of Georgians mostly breezed in and out of polling places across the state for the final day of voting in the state’s high-stakes U.S. Senate runoffs, adding more than 1 million votes to the already 3 million cast before Tuesday. The nation watched as voters here narrowly elected Democrat Raphael Warnock, making him the first Black senator in Georgia history. Warnock declared victory shortly after midnight and The Associated Press called the race for him at 2 a.m. Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler has not conceded. As of Wednesday morning, Warnock held about a 53,000-vote lead over Loeffler. But the…
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The Georgia Senate runoff is razor thin as counting continues

The Georgia Senate runoff is razor thin as counting continues

The runoff races for U.S. Senate in Georgia looked too close to call late on Election Day, though Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock held favorable positions with thousands of votes left to be counted in suburban Atlanta counties and Savannah. With more than a dozen counties still outstanding by midnight, Warnock clung to a slim 35,000-vote lead over opponent Republican U.S. Kelly Loeffler. Ossoff was neck-and-neck with Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, with the senator leading by fewer than 2,000 votes. More than 4 million votes had been cast in both races, which racked up historically huge…
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Sen. David Perdue quarantines after coronavirus exposure

Sen. David Perdue quarantines after coronavirus exposure

Georgia Sen. David Perdue will be quarantining after being informed he was exposed to someone who tested positive for coronavirus recently. Perdue's campaign released a statement Thursday about the exposure and said the senator had been in close contact with someone on the campaign who tested positive for COVID-19. Both Perdue and his wife tested negative for COVID-19, but will continue to follow CDC guidelines by quarantining. The announcement comes with less than a week until the Jan. 5 runoff election where Perdue is locked in a tight race with Democrat John Ossoff.
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The Sunrise Report: Trump, Kemp and Senate debates

The Sunrise Report: Trump, Kemp and Senate debates

Happy Monday Morning, Georgia! There are 18 days until Christmas, but the news in Georgia hasn't slowed down. Here's your rundown of what's new under the Georgia sun. You may have missed: Catch up on these stories you may have missed over the weekend. Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock had a senate debate last night. John Ossoff debated an empty podium after Sen. David Perdue declined the invitation to debate.Brian Kemp won't call the Georgia legislature into a special session at Donald Trump's request. Here's why.On Saturday, there were gunshots at Lenox Mall. Turns out there was no active shooting,…
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The Sunrise Report: Election official slams Trump, Loeffler and Perdue

The Sunrise Report: Election official slams Trump, Loeffler and Perdue

Welcome to Wednesday. It is still cold and Georgia is still grappling with elections issues and a spike in COVID-19 cases. Below are some of the things you need to know today. Yesterday's News: One of the biggest stories yesterday was Georgia election manager Gabriel Sterling's impassioned plea to President Donald Trump, Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, and all republicans who were still supporting Trump's claims of election fraud to stop before someone gets hurt. This came after an election worker was stalked by Trump supporters who threatened his life and the lives of his family members.As coronavirus cases…
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Elections official to Trump: ‘Stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence’

Elections official to Trump: ‘Stop inspiring people to commit potential acts of violence’

Georgia’s top election manager ripped into President Donald Trump Tuesday, as well as U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, for not doing more to tamp down unfounded claims of voting fraud after a local election worker was threatened with a noose. Gabriel Sterling, the state’s election implementation manager, called on the Republican president and Georgia’s GOP senators to “step up” after Trump supporters took video of a 20-year-old election-system contractor, threatened him with a noose on Twitter and tracked down home addresses for members of his family. “I can’t begin to explain the level of anger that I have…
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Is Donald Trump harming Georgia republicans?

Is Donald Trump harming Georgia republicans?

With the world watching Georgia's two runoffs for the state's U.S. Senate seats and the dust settling on the Nov. 3 election, a comparison of the presidential race to the senate races and to the 2016 election shows that republicans who rejected Donald Trump may have played a key role in his defeat in November -- a trend that could have ramifications for Georgia's two republican senate candidates. In statewide results, more voters chose David Perdue than chose Trump, an occurrence which repeated itself in several counties across the state. More concerning for republicans is Trump's shrinking margins of victory…
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Will Georgia stay blue in the Senate runoff?

Will Georgia stay blue in the Senate runoff?

Democrat Joe Biden flipped Georgia with a slim 13,000 vote lead, buoying the spirit of Democrats who have dubbed the state “Joe’gia” and angering President Donald Trump who continues to pursue legal challenges meant to overturn the results. But whether Biden’s win here represents anything more than a fluke fueled by Trump-weary voters is one of the big questions left lingering after the now-certified results make Biden the first Democrat presidential candidate to win the state in three decades. Georgians won’t have to wait long to get some answers: Democrats who came up short this month have another shot to…
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Pence visits Georgia in campaign to save senate seats

Pence visits Georgia in campaign to save senate seats

Vice President Mike Pence swung through North Georgia Friday to boost the runoff campaigns for the state’s two Republican senators as they battle strong Democratic contenders for control of the U.S. Senate. Pence’s rally stops in Cherokee and Hall counties came as Georgia’s presidential election results were set to be certified Friday afternoon, confirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the state over President Donald Trump. The vice president made it plain that with Biden’s win and U.S. House Democrats retaining their majority, Georgia Republican voters will need to hand GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler victories in the Jan.…
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The Public Record: David Perdue mocks Kamala Harris’ name

The Public Record: David Perdue mocks Kamala Harris’ name

The Story: The Internet was abuzz over the weekend with video footage of Georgia Sen. David Perdue mocking the pronunciation of Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris' first name. The Setting: The video is from a Trump Rally in Macon on Friday. What did he say?: The video below shows David Perdue mispronouncing Harris' name and then appearing to have fun with various pronunciations of it to the cheers of Trump supporters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ualPBZrEtQ How is Kamala Harris' name pronounced: Harris' name is pronounced Comma-la. Why it matters: Mispronouncing Harris' name or making reference to trouble pronouncing her name is a subtle…
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Here’s what David Perdue and Jon Ossoff had to say during their debate

Here’s what David Perdue and Jon Ossoff had to say during their debate

U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff lobbed the same criticisms at each other Monday that Georgia TV viewers have grown used to from their relentless attack ads. During an hourlong debate sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club, Perdue labeled Ossoff as a “radical socialist” pushing an agenda that includes de-funding the police and a government takeover of health care. Ossoff accused Perdue of downplaying the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic while doing nothing to respond to the demands of millions of peacefully protesting Americans for criminal justice reform. Perdue, seeking a second six-year term in…
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No Surprise: Democrats and Republicans split on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

No Surprise: Democrats and Republicans split on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

Georgia Republicans and Democrats went to their respective corners after President Donald Trump nominated conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Peach State’s two Republican senators are all-in on the nomination and pushing for Senate confirmation of Barrett before the Nov. 3 election. “With her background as a former clerk to the late Justice [Antonin] Scalia and an originalist, Judge Barrett will protect individual liberties including the right to life, the Second Amendment and religious liberties by ensuring the Constitution and our laws are applied as written,”…
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Loeffler and Perdue both support senate vote for new Supreme Court justice

Loeffler and Perdue both support senate vote for new Supreme Court justice

Both of Georgia’s U.S. senators are calling for a Senate vote on a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sooner rather than later. Shortly after Ginsburg died Friday night at age 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would begin the process of filling the vacancy as soon as President Donald Trump makes a nomination, which is expected late this week. “I am confident that President Trump will nominate another highly qualified candidate who will strictly uphold the Constitution,” Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., said during the weekend. “Once the…
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