Concession and Victory speeches in Georgia Senate Runoff

ATLANTA, Georgia (WDEF) – In the end, the runoff vote was similar to the general election vote for the Georgia Senate race.

Sen. Raphael Warnock narrowly defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

At points during the counting, both men swapped the lead, sometime with less than 2,000 votes difference.

But in the end, Sen. Warnock finishes with over 51% of the vote.

In his concession speech on Tuesday, Walker thanked his supporters because “We’ve had a tough journey, have we not.”

And he urged them “I don’t want any of you to stop believing in America. I want you to believe in America and continue to believe in the Constitution and believe in our elected officials, most of all… continue to pray for them because of all the prayers you’ve given me, I’ve felt those prayers.”

Moments later, Sen. Raphael Warnock took the stage in front of a much more pumped-up crowd.

He said it is his honor to utter the most powerful words uttered in a Democracy.

“The people have spoken.”

Sen. Warnock congratulated his supporters for fighting for their voting rights and then standing in the rain today to exercise them.

“Each of us has value.  And if we have value, we ought to have a voice.  And the way to have a voice is to have a vote to determine the direction of your country and your destiny within it.”

Georgia’s Secretary of State had vowed to audit the election results, regardless of the final outcome to ensure election integrity.

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