Rev. Rafael Warnock defeated the appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler to become the first Black senator from the state of Georgia.
His term will end in 2022.
Warnock leads the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, which had once been led by Rev. r. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jon Ossoff defeated incumbent Sen. David Perdue for a full six-year term and becomes the first Jewish senator from Georgia and, at 33, the youngest member of the United States Senate.
With the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris last year and now with the new Democratic senators, Georgia has a solidly Democratic state at the federal level.
The Senate is now comprised of 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans with Vice President Elect Kamala Harris controlling and breaking any ties.
The Senatorial election results will be finalized on Jan. 12, 2021.
As the Georgia election results were cemented, the electoral votes were being counted in the Capitol and Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol and disrupted the vote.
Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi’s office was occupied by the mob and a note left that stated: “We will not back down.”
The Capitol was cleared, lawmakers evacuated and sent to undisclosed locations, and the vote to confirm the Electoral College votes was continuing as the Post was going to print.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser had declared a citywide curfew from 6:00 p.m. Wednesday to 6:00 a.m. Thursday.
The National Guard was activated, putting 1,100 troops on duty. One woman has been confirmed shot dead in the unrest.
President-Elect Joe Biden called on Pres. Donald Trump to demand that the terrorism stop.
Trump responded via a video message on Twitter, again refusing to concede the election, and reasserting that the election was stolen. He thanked the “protestors,” said he loved them, called them “special” and then asked them to go home.
Rep. Barbara Lee tweeted “I am in a safe location with my colleagues. I’m praying for the safety of everyone in the area. Donald Trump is the only person responsible for this attempted coup. Our democracy will prevail.”