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5:50 pm

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has denounced the violent mob that stormed the US Capitol and described their actions as “shameful and, quite frankly, un-American”.

“It is inconceivable that we have people in our state and in our country who have threatened police officers and broken into government buildings,” said the Republican governor at a press conference on Wednesday at the Georgia Capitol. “This is not the way of Georgia and it is not the way of our country.”

Kemp said he was extending an executive order to activate the Georgia National Guard prior to the state’s regular legislature, which is due to begin Monday.

Kemp has repeatedly opposed calls by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to convene a special session to scrap the results of the Georgian presidential election. He has previously argued that it would be against the state law of the General Assembly to nominate voters instead of following current state law requiring the governor to certify voters after the results are confirmed.

“For those of you who called a special session, now you can see what it would have been like,” Kemp said on Wednesday.



Georgia’s two runoff elections in the Senate determined which party will soon control the US Senate. Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler lost to Democrat Raphael Warnock, while Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican David Perdue. Democrats must win both seats to take control of the Senate.

Continue reading:

– A clash of two closely coordinated coalitions

– Georgia is proving its status as a two-party battlefield

– A tense night for news organizations

– The Republican Party is facing a crucial moment

– Trump-appointed US attorney resigns in Georgia


Here’s what else is going on:

4:35 pm

Georgia’s largest county will stop voting and tabulation the day after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Fulton County spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said Wednesday that the tabulation in the two Georgia Senate runoff elections was halted “out of caution”.

“We have also closed all of our downtown Atlanta offices,” said Corbitt.

The county’s polling officer Richard Barron told the Board of Commissioners on Wednesday that there were around 7,500 postal ballots left in the county to upload.

The Associated Press has called the runoff for Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.


4:18 pm

Georgian Democrat Jon Ossoff won his runoff election in the Senate.

His victory puts the Democrats in control of the Senate for the opening of the presidency of Democrat Joe Biden. The Democrats had to win both runoff elections in the Georgian Senate on Tuesday to win a Senate majority.

33-year-old Ossoff defeated 71-year-old Republican David Perdue, who has held the seat for the past six years and had the strong support of President Donald Trump.

Trump had urged Republicans in Georgia to vote for the Republican Senate candidates, despite warning of the prospect of widespread election fraud without evidence.

Biden held his own rally on Monday to urge his coalition to stand up for Ossoff, a former congressional assistant and journalist.

In the other race, the Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler.

With the two democratic victories, the Senate will have a 50:50 seat split between the parties. But the vice president is casting votes, and that will be Democrat Kamala Harris.

Democrats already control the house, and adding the Senate will make it harder for Republicans to block Biden’s agenda along with his cabinet rulings and judicial nominations.


2:55 pm

President Donald Trump appears to be acknowledging the Republicans’ losses in Georgia’s two Senate elections before admitting his own defeat in the state on November 3.

Trump used a supporters’ rally in Washington to rail against what he called “weak Republicans”. But he picked the two GOP Georgia Senate candidates, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, for his praise. Trump said, “You fought a good race and never had a shot.”

Democrat Raphael Warnock beat Loeffler on Tuesday to become the first black senator in his state’s history. And Democrat Jon Ossoff is maintaining his lead over Perdue, but it’s too early to name this race. An Ossoff victory would put the Democrats in control of the Senate.

At the rally, Trump complained that it was a mistake for Congress to present a check for $ 600 to most Americans as part of a COVID-19 relief package, instead of its preferred $ 2,000 aid.

Ossoff and Warnock stressed in the last few days of Senate races that their victories would allow a Democrat-led Senate to provide Americans with $ 2,000 stimulus checks.

Trump says of the $ 2,000 checks, “No. 1, it’s the right thing, but how does it play out politically? I think it’s the main reason, one of the main reasons “for Tuesday’s results.


11:30 a.m.

President-elect Joe Biden has announced a Democratic victory in at least one of the two runoff elections for the US Senate in Georgia as part of a “sweeping message” and good news for his agenda.

In a statement on Wednesday, Biden congratulated Rev. Raphael Warnock on his “groundbreaking win” against Republican Kelly Loeffler and noted that he was “hopeful” that his Democratic compatriot Jon Ossoff would also win his race.

Biden, the first Democrat in decades to win Georgia’s electoral votes, campaigned several times on behalf of the Senate candidates whose achievements influence the success of his legislative agenda. Ossoff’s victory would mark a 50-50 split in the Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris serving as the groundbreaking vote.

Ossoff had a small lead over Republican David Perdue on Wednesday morning, even though it was too early to call the race. According to Georgian law, a trailing candidate can request a recount if the electoral margin does not exceed 0.5 percentage points.

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8:40 a.m.

Senate candidate Jon Ossoff claims victory in his race against Republican David Perdue and thanks Georgians for “choosing me to serve you”.

The Associated Press didn’t declare a winner in the race between Ossoff and Perdue, which is too early to be called.

Ossoff made the comments early Wednesday in a speech on social media. He said the campaign looked at health, work and justice for Georgians.

He added that he intended to serve all people in the state.

Georgia’s two runoff elections in the Senate will rule out control of the US Senate. In the other race, Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated reigning Republican Kelly Loeffler.

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8 o’clock

Hours after winning one of Georgia’s high stakes runoffs, Rev. Raphael Warnock says people in his state “feel a sense of hope this morning.”

In a round of morning television interviews, Warnock found that he was one of 12 children who grew up in public housing and was the first in his family to attend college. He said his victory “goes against the grain of so many expectations, but this is America and I want a young person watching this to know that anything is possible.”

Georgia is in an “incredible place now, if you think about the arc of our history,” he said.

“This is the reverse of the old South strategy aimed at dividing people,” Warnock said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “Right now we have to bring people together to do the hard work and I look forward to it.”

He told NBC’s Today that “we can hardly afford to be shared. And I hope to be the pastor among colleagues in the United States Senate to address and remind us of the better angels of our nature.” that Dr. King was right. We are bound by a single garment of fate. “

Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. The other race for the US Senate in Georgia – that between incumbent GOP Senator David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff – stayed too early to call early Wednesday.

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2:25 am

The Senate race in Georgia between incumbent Republican David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff is too early to call.

At 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Ossoff had a 9,527 vote lead out of nearly 4.4 million votes, or a margin of less than 0.2 percentage points.

There were still some postal ballot papers and early personal votes that had to be counted nationwide, the majority of which are in democratic counties.

According to Georgian law, a trailing candidate can request a recount if the electoral margin does not exceed 0.5 percentage points.

The Perdue Ossoff race was one of two runoff elections Georgia held on Tuesday. In the other elections, Democrat Raphael Warnock deposed Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler.

The races will determine which party controls the US Senate. Democrats need to win both seats to take power, while Republicans only need one to keep Mitch McConnell as majority leader.

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2 a.m

The Georgian Democrat Raphael Warnock won his runoff election in the Senate.

Warnock, who pastored the same Atlanta church where assassinated civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. grew up and preached, becomes Georgia’s first black senator to be elected.

Tuesday’s victory gives Democrats an opportunity to take control of the Senate to inaugurate the presidency of Democrat Joe Biden. Democrats must win both runoff elections in the Georgian Senate to get a Senate majority. The competition between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican David Perdue stays too early to call.

Warnock defeated incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, a former businesswoman who joined the Senate less than a year ago and had the strong support of outgoing President Donald Trump.

The Republican president, on the eve of the elections, urged Georgia Republicans to vote for Republican Senate candidates, even though he warned with no evidence of the prospect of widespread election fraud.

Biden held his own rally on Monday to urge his coalition to stand up for the Democratic candidates.