With new votes joining the tally, we are on a strong path. But even while we wait for more, let’s celebrate the extraordinary organizers, volunteers, canvassers & tireless groups that haven’t stopped going since Nov. Across our state, we roared. A few miles to go...but well done!
While today’s terrible display of terror and meanness shakes us, let’s remember: @ossoff, Jewish son of an immigrant & @ReverendWarnock, first Black Senator from Georgia, will join a Catholic POTUS & the first woman, Black + Indian VP in our nation’s capital. God bless America.
Congratulations to our next U.S. Senator, @ReverendWarnock. Last January, I endorsed my dear friend in his quest to serve. Soon, he will walk those august halls & cast votes as a leader with courage, justice and integrity.
God bless you and keep you in your service to us all. https://t.co/lzdDxRA5zv
So many deserve credit for 10yrs to new Georgia: @gwlauren @fairfightaction @nseufot @NewGAProject @AAAJ_Atlanta @GALEOorg @BlackVotersMtr Helen Butler @GeorgiaDemocrat @RebeccaDeHart DuBose Porter @DPGChair. Always John Lewis. Charge any omissions to my head. My heart is full.💙
Nine weeks of hustle & outreach. Nine weeks of believing we are in this together. Decades of strategy, grit + building. Wednesday’s terrorism seeks to distract us from what has been & what will be. So let’s take today to celebrate the orgs that brought us Tuesday’s victory:
MSNBC is reporting that voters at many Atlanta Metro polling places are in and out in 5 minutes today because so many Georgians voted early! So if you haven't voted, get out and vote by 7PM today. I'm counting on you. #gapol #gasen
GEORGIA: The January 5 runoff elections for control of the U.S. Senate are fast approaching. Make your voice heard by requesting your ballot now at ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov.. #LetsGetItDoneAgain #gapol
So many hands built this victory, but I must single out the indefatigable, ingenious team at @fairfightaction, led by the powerhouse that is @gwlauren. From mobilizing voters to defending the franchise to moving the needle on what’s possible - this team is mighty! Thank you all.
In 2017, Georgia’s next U.S. Senator @ossoff confronted a dark chapter in our nation’s story by standing for office. Now Jon Ossoff will stand for all of Georgia in the fight for healthcare, jobs + justice. And our nation will be all the better for having him. Congratulations! https://t.co/dJVHA7MbOV
BREAKING: More than 600,000 Georgians have requested their mail ballots for the January 5 runoff elections.
Help elect @ReverendWarnock and @ossoff to the U.S. Senate by requesting your ballot today ➡️ ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov... Happy voting and let’s get it done... again. #gapol https://t.co/G65qB8NMpg
Thank you, Georgia!
Now on to the next fight, when we take back the Senate on Jan 5.
GAsenate.com.. #gapol https://t.co/3thjpeP6Ax
Congratulations to Georgia’s U.S. Senators, @ossoff and @ReverendWarnock, who were sworn in moments ago. I am proud to call you my Senators and my friends. #gapol #InaugurationDay https://t.co/Rq748ZgRMm
Here's where we are:
1. Local elections officials are taking the time necessary to make sure every eligible vote is counted.
2. Trump is losing and trying to crown himself the winner.
3. Voters choose the future. We fought for fairer elections and it’s working.
Georgians: I know it’s tempting, but let’s not allow ourselves to be distracted today (or tomorrow or Tuesday). Let’s use our time and energy to find those friends and family who haven’t cast their ballots and urge them to do so on Tuesday. #gapol #gasen
🚨BREAKING: More than 750,000 Georgians have requested their ballots for the January 5 runoff elections. Have you? Request yours today and let’s get it done... again: ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov... 🗳👏🏿 #gapol https://t.co/q1xSybczXg
Amanda Gorman’s message serves as an inspiration to us all. #InaugurationDay https://t.co/7zkyDoFHaQ
Keep calm. Be patient. Allow local elections officials to do their jobs. What is most important isn’t the speed of the count; it’s that every eligible vote is counted. Americans made their voices heard in record numbers, and their votes must be counted. #Election2020
Congratulations, Mr. President-Elect! Georgians look forward to adding our votes to the total once all voices are heard — and together, we will restore the soul of this nation. twitter.com/JoeBiden/statu…..
Tomorrow evening, we must remain calm and patient as we wait for election workers to do their job safely. After Georgians do our part by casting our ballots, it is time to trust the process and the people making our democracy work. #gapol
The evidence of our eyes met at last by accountability in the eyes of justice.
Turnout in Georgia’s 6/9 primary (final):
1,283,836 Democratic votes
1,033,308 Republican votes
Georgia has changed.
Democrats are energized.
Republicans are running scared.
Republicans allowed Donald Trump to incite an insurrection without consequence, and now they want to allow insurrectionists to determine state voting laws. We cannot allow laws to be written based on a lie. We must protect the right to vote. #gapol