Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Raphael Warnock wins runoff election: First African American senator from the state of Georgia

CNN projected early Wednesday morning that Warnock beat incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, with Black voters in the Atlanta metro area, the cradle of the Civil Rights Movement, and suburbs turning out to help Warnock win the seat.

Rev. Raphael Warnock will make history when he becomes Georgia's first Black senator and the first Black Democrat to represent a southern state in the Senate.

Once sworn in, Warnock will be the 11th African American to serve in the US Senate -- a group that includes former President Barack Obama, who served as a US senator from Illinois, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, who is a US senator from California.

>b>Vote totals with 98% of precincts reporting

Raphael Warnock Democratic Party: 2,227,296

Kelly Loeffler Republican Party: 2,173,866SOURCE: CNN]

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