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Georgia runoffs: Perdue in tight race; Loeffler not able to concede after Warnock’s projected win
U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., remained in a decent battle with Democrat Jon Ossoff early Wednesday as votes continued to be counted in Tuesday’s two U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia.
Meanwhile, the Fox News Decision Desk projected that Democrat Raphael Warnock would unseat appointed U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler within the state’s different contest.
Loeffler inspired her supporters early Wednesday to “keep fighting,” refusing to concede her Senate runoff election regardless of Warnock, claiming victory.
“There are a lot of votes out there, and as y’all know, we have a path to victory and we’re staying on it,” Loeffler mentioned. “Thanks to each and every one of you, every door knocker, every conversation.”
Perdue’s marketing campaign issued a press release early Wednesday:
“As we’ve said repeatedly over the last several weeks and as recently as this evening, this is an exceptionally close election that will require time and transparency to be certain the results are fair and accurate and the voices of Georgians are heard,” the marketing campaign wrote. “We will mobilize every available resoirce and exhaust every legal recourse to ensure all legally cast ballots are properly counted. We believe in the end, Senator Perdue will be victorious.”
If Democrats seize each Georgia seats, they and their two unbiased allies would take management of the Senate on a 50-50 cut up, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris having the ability to break any tie votes. CLICK HERE MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.
In different developments:
– Warnock projected to defeat Loeffler in Georgia runoff
– ‘Squad’ members name Georgia runoffs prematurely: ‘We received Mitch out’
– Biden chief of workers mocks Loeffler’s plan to object to election certification
– Georgia Republicans gain court victory for poll rely observers in Atlanta
– Matt Drudge preemptively congratulates Warnock, knocks Loeffler
-TUCKER CARLSON: Democrats are on the verge of unchecked power. Where was the GOP?
Trump places deal with Pence, says if VP decertifies, he’ll ‘win the presidency’
President Trump early Wednesday put the deal with Vice President Mike Pence, saying that if Pence “comes through for us” and decertifies the Electoral College outcomes, Trump will “win the presidency.”
“If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency,” Trump tweeted. “Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be).”
Trump added: “Mike can send it back!”
Trump’s tweet put renewed strain on the vice chairman who will preside over Wednesday’s joint session of Congress to certify the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump, on Tuesday night time, mentioned he and Pence had been “in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act.”
The president mentioned that the election was “corrupt in contested states, and in particular it was not in accordance with the Constitution in that they made large scale changes to election rules and regulations as dictated by local judges and politicians, not by state legislators.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In different developments:
– Trump puts strain on Pence forward of election showdown in Congress
– Trump slams McConnell, Cornyn, Thune as ‘weak and ineffective’ RINOs forward of Electoral College certification
– Cruz-led group to object to certification of election leads to not less than one state, push electoral fee
– More than 100 House GOP lawmakers expected to object to not less than one state’s electors
– Pennsylvania legislature erupts into chaos over GOP refusal to seat Democratic senator
No Kenosha officers to face prices in Jacob Blake capturing, prosecutors say
The Wisconsin police officer concerned within the capturing of Jacob Blake final 12 months, igniting a number of days of unrest that included two deadly shootings, won’t face felony prices, prosecutors mentioned Tuesday.
The officer who fired, Rusten Sheskey, 31, and the opposite officers won’t be charged, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley mentioned throughout a information convention. He mentioned the choice was primarily based on proof that was not captured on extensively shared cellphone footage of the Aug. 23 capturing.
“It’s a narrow task today, it’s a legal and professional task,” Graveley mentioned. “Everybody has seen the video and so from their perspective, they have tried this case at their computer screen or from their living room.”
Graveley mentioned Blake, 29, was armed with a knife that was not seen within the video footage and admitted to having one throughout the incident. Statements that he was unarmed contradict what Blake, who had an energetic felony warrant for his arrest on the time of the capturing, instructed authorities, he mentioned.
“He even tells us at different times he had the knife in different hands,” Graveley mentioned. “So he arms himself with a knife and refuses to drop that knife.”
Investigators discovered a knife on the floorboard of Blake’s car. Graveley additionally introduced that Blake won’t face prices. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.
In different developments:
– Kenosha protesters gather after Jacob Blake capturing leads to no prices for police
– Progressives, Democrats slam Jacob Blake ruling for ‘hypocrisy’
– Kyle Rittenhouse pleads not responsible to Kenosha capturing prices
– Kyle Rittenhouse’s mother says teen gunman was ‘helping people’ in Kenosha
– DC protesters, police clash on eve of election certification vote; not less than 6 arrests
– National safety officers briefed on menace to fly airplane into US Capitol to avenge dying of Iranian common
– Doug Schoen: Senate will give Biden issues regardless of who wins Georgia runoff elections
– House Dem posts legislative want record whereas awaiting Georgia Senate outcomes
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“We have an obligation to protect the integrity of the election,” Cruz instructed host Sean Hannity, “and to protect the integrity of the democratic system. I intend to object tomorrow … and all 11 senators are standing with me in that objection. And what the objection is for, is to demand that we form an election commission that has the authority to investigate these claims of election fraud, to consider the evidence and to make determinations. These allegations are serious.”
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