Georgia Senate elections : Raphael Warnock beats Kelly Loeffler U.S. Senate runoff election
Democrat Raphael Warnock won a run-off in the Senate in Georgia on Wednesday, becoming the first black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within reach of the party.
The pastor who had spent the past fifteen years leading the Atlanta Church where Martin Luther King Jr. was preaching, Warnock defeated the incumbent Republic Kelly Loeffler. It was a scathing rebuke to outgoing President Donald Trump
who made one of his last trips in office to Georgia to rally his loyal base behind Loeffler and the Republican running for the other seat, David Purdue.
Reverend Raphael Warnock, the chief pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, was elected Tuesday to be the first black senator from Georgia that Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler has rejected and her adherence to the president. Donald Trump.
Control of the US Senate now rests with Republican David Purdue, who is running to keep his seat against Democrat John Ousov.
Warnock is the first Democrat from Georgia to be elected to the Senate in 20 years, and his election was the culmination of years of voter registration campaigns by former House Democratic leader Stacy Abrams and other activists. President-elect Joe Biden also won Georgia, the first time a Democratic presidential candidate since the 1990s.