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Raphael Warnock Wins Reelection, Makes History as First Full-Term Black GA Senator

HeadlineDec 07, 2022

Senator Raphael Warnock has won reelection, defeating Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia’s closely watched runoff.

Sen. Raphael Warnock: “It is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken.”

With over 95% of ballots counted, Warnock received 51.4% of votes to Trump-backed Walker’s 48.6%. During his victory speech, Senator Warnock also warned voter suppression remains a major threat. Raphael Warnock becomes Georgia’s first Black full-term senator and increases Democrats’ Senate majority to 51. After headlines, we’ll go to Atlanta to speak with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund.

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