Georgia U.S. Senate Runoffs Incredibly Tight, No Declared Winner as of Tuesday Night

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ATLANTA, Georgia – As of Tuesday night, Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) held a small lead over Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff, while Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) held a very slight lead over Democrat opponent Raphael Warnock.

The outcome of the race will determine which party holds the majority in the U.S. Senate.

According to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s website Tuesday as of 9:30 p.m. Eastern, Perdue had 50.48 percent of the vote or 1,492,417 votes. Ossoff had 49.5 percent of the vote or 1,463,934 votes.

Loeffler, meanwhile, had 50.11 percent of the vote or 1,481,541 votes. Warnock had 49.89 percent of the vote or 1,474,962 votes.

At a victory party rally at Atlanta’s Grand Hyatt hotel Tuesday night, Loeffler and Perdue had yet to address the crowd.

Georgia GOP Chair David Shafer, though, told members of the audience that the effort to keep Perdue and Loeffler in the U.S. Senate was “perhaps the biggest organization that the Georgia GOP has ever seen.” This included more than 1,000 people on the payrolls. Volunteers knocked on 120,000 doors a day for the last several weeks, Shafer said. He also said volunteers contacted millions of voters, made countless telephone calls and sent out millions of pieces of mail.

“This is normally the time on election day when you say that you have left it all on the field, and you wait for the ballots to be counted,” Shafer said.

“But I will tell you this. Other than the good Lord above, we are trusting no one.”

Shafer said GOP officials “will have eyes on every part of this process.”

“We will do everything in our power to restore the confidence of the people and the integrity of our elections.”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp later spoke and thanked the Georgia Republican Party’s  grassroots supporters, donors, and elected officials “for holding the line in Georgia.”

“We are the red wall that is trying to stop socialism in this great country,” Kemp said.

“We can’t thank you enough for the hours of sweat, your financial resources, your time that you have given.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 Thoughts to “Georgia U.S. Senate Runoffs Incredibly Tight, No Declared Winner as of Tuesday Night”

  1. william delzell

    I am happy to hear that Warnock won against Loeffler and that Ossoff is ahead of Perdue. This will be a long overdue era not only for the U.S. as a whole, but for the Southeast. My only regret is that this victory happened not in Tennessee, but in historically more previously conservative Georgie. But no matter. The good news is if a state like Georgia can pull this off, then there is no excuse for a previously more moderate state like Tennessee, Kentucky, or West Virginia not to also be able to elect progressives of any skin color to represent us in the U.S. Senate. Kudos, Warnock and Ossoff! The Republicans need to quit being sore losers. The times, they are a-changin’!

    1. mikey whipwreck

      you’ll be whistling a different tune when you’re standing in a bread line

  2. Gordon Shumway

    buckle up, it is going to be a rough two years. we are well on our way to becoming a socialist nation at best, plain old communism at worst.

  3. Julie

    Same fraud system in place and we expected different results. Likely the election runoff was not needed if it weren’t for the fraud during the 11/3 election. From what I understand McConnell aligned Republicans are upset this morning and want to declare war on Trump (wouldn’t that mean Trump voters?). Apparently they believe independents/suburban moderates were put off by him. Is there a bigger miscalculation than McConnell giving billions to massive corporations and foreign governments while at the same time blocking $2K stimulus checks during a pandemic one week before a special election?

  4. Ed

    The communist democrats are waiting to see how many ballots they will need to “find”. Hence the delay.

  5. nicky wicks

    looks like they are well on their way to stealing both seats and 2+ years of unchecked power.

    RIP america, 1776 – 2020.

    1. Deplorable Bay Stater

      I agree…future historians will look back on 2020 as the beginning of the end of the USA. We lasted almost 250 years, but we’ll never make it to 300. I’m just glad I won’t be alive to see the demise of “the last best hope for democracy”.

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