Raphael Warnock wins re-election in a Georgia Senate run defeating Herschel Walker
Warnock takes victory lap after re-election win, rails against ‘voter suppression’
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who won re-election to a full term in the Senate against GOP nominee Herschel Walker, thanked supporters and said there was still work to be done to eliminate “carrier obstruction – vote”.
“There are those who will look at the outcome of this race and say there are no voters in Georgia,” Warnock said.
“Let me be clear: Just because people endured long lines that were around buildings a few blocks long, just because they endured the rain and the cold and all kinds of trick to vote, that doesn’t mean there is no voter ban. It just means that you the people decided that your voices will not be silenced.”
Warnock thanked the supporters, and said that God should get the glory for his win.
“After a hard-fought campaign – or should I say campaigns – I am honored to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: the people have spoken,” Warnock said.
Warnock, a long-time pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church where he still preaches most Sundays, again seemed to be voting with a prayer in his election night speech, as he has done for months. as he campaigned throughout Georgia.
As Georgia’s first black senator, Warnock said his win represents progress for the state, which has a history from slavery to the civil rights movement.
“I am Georgia, I am an example and a repetition of his history,” said Warnock.
He said he would try to represent all Georgians whether they voted for him or not, and said he hoped to work across the aisle with Republicans in the Senate.
Warnock’s victory means that the Democrats have extended their majority to 51-49, and that they will have more control over the Senate committees.