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NBC News has projected Raphael Warnock has defeated Senator Kelly Loeffler in Georgia, keeping alive Democrats’ hopes of taking control of the Senate.
Speaking before he had been declared the winner, Mr Warnock claimed victory in a video livestream.
He said: “Tonight we proved that with hope, hard works and the people by our side, anything is possible.”
Ms Loeffler had not conceded the race was over when speaking at an Election Night Party in Atlanta.
She said: “It’s worth it for this election to last into tomorrow.
“We’re gonna make sure every vote is counted.
“Every legal vote will be counted. And I’m not gonna stop working,”
Gabriel Sterling, a top election official in Georgia, had predicted a tense race anf that it would be a “long night.”
“Its going to be a nickel and dime, scratching and clawing over the next several hours as these continue to come in.
“There’s big tranches for Democrats and there’s lots of little tranches of votes for Republicans.”
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