Incumbent Sen Raphael Warnock told an election-night party in Atlanta, Georgia, that “we will hear from the people” as projections remained tight between him and his Republican challenger in the early hours of Wednesday, November 9.
Speaking in the early hours, Warnock said: “We’re not sure if this journey is over tonight or if there’s still a little work yet to do.”
“I understand that at this late hour you may be a little tired,” he added, “but whether it’s later tonight or tomorrow or four weeks from now, we will hear from the people of Georgia.”
Ballots were still being counted in the state, with Warnock showing a slight lead over Herschel Walker. Credit: Reverend Raphael Warnock via Storyful
RAPHAEL WARNOCK: Well, good evening, Georgia. Or maybe I should say, good morning. Here's where we. We are not sure if this journey is over tonight, or if there's still a little work yet to do.
But here's what we do know. We know that when they're finished counting the votes from today's election, that we're going to have received more votes than my opponent. We know that.
And we know that, once again, the people of Georgia showed up and said loud and clear that you want a senator who is going to do the work for Georgia, that you want someone who every day is going to wake up and work for all of Georgia. And that's the work I have committed myself to doing from day one.
Somebody who understands that we and the words of Dr. King are tied in a single garment of destiny. Caught up in an inescapable network of mutuality. That what affects one directly, affects all indirectly. In other words, we are all in this together.
And so I understand that at this late hour, you may be a little tired.
RAPHAEL WARNOCK: I may be a little tired for now. But whether it's later tonight or tomorrow or four weeks from now, we will hear from the people of Georgia.
We will hear from the people who have given me the great honor of my life-- representing you in the United States Senate. And we will move forward together.
I remain as committed to this work as I have ever been. And I look forward to continuing on that journey together over the next six years.
God bless each and every one of you. Good morning. Keep the faith. Keep looking up. Take care.