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Georgia Senate runoffs: Democrat Raphael Warnock wins against Kelly Loeffler



Democrats within striking distance of taking control of the upper chamber in triumph that marks dramatic moment in US politicsGeorgia runoffs – follow liveRaphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where Martin Luther King once preached, has won one of the two runoff elections for the US Senate in Georgia, putting the Democrats within striking distance of taking control of the upper chamber.In a moment laden with historic significance, 51-year-old Warnock, who was born when Georgia was represented by two segregationist senators, becomes the first Black Democratic Senator to be elected from the South and Georgia’s first ever Black senator. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/05/georgia-runoff-elections-ossoff-warnock-perdue-loeffler

Author : Ed Pilkington in New York and David Smith in Atlanta and Peter Beaumont in London

Publish date : 2021-01-06 13:37:03

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