Loeffler thanked her supporters in a video and said she called Warnock to offer her congratulations. She also promised that she would always be politically active.
“I fully intend to stay in this fight for freedom, for our values and for the future of this great country,” Loeffler said.
It took a long time for Loeffler to get to this place. Her defeat was evident on election night as she trailed Warnock by tens of thousands of votes, but the Republican told supporters she believed she still had a way to victory before bragging that she was on her way to Washington to oppose the counting of the electoral college. votes in Congress. News organizations called the race in Warnock early Wednesday morning.
Loeffler initially opposed the Electoral College results, before violence and chaos swept across the U.S. Capitol after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the building. After the Senate resumed, she changed her position and said she would no longer oppose the presidential election results in her state.
In the other second round of the State Senate, CNN projected Democrat Jon Ossoff to defeat incumbent GOP Senator David Perdue. Perdue has not yet conceded, but trails by more than 40,000 votes with 99% of the votes counted. Ossoff’s margin of victory is currently outside the range that would allow a recount of results.
The Democrats’ two victories will give the party control of the US Senate, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris able to sever ties within the chamber.