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Warnock 'deeply disappointed' by Trump's response to Georgia elections

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MACON, Ga. -- As poll workers across Georgia and the US continue counting ballots, WGXA is following state and national races that impact our region.

As results steadily come in, we turn our attention to a race for a Senate seat that we now know will be decided in a runoff election on January 5, 2021.

WGXA caught up with US Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock two days after the November 3 elections. Warnock, a Democrat, will face off against Republican Kelly Loeffler, who currently holds the seat. She was appointed to the seat by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp when it was vacated by Johnny Isakson at the end of 2019.

Warnock tells us he believes his team finished strong because his message is resonating with Georgia voters. He looks forward to continuing the discussion with them over the next couple of months on issues like jobs, education, health care, crime, and COVID-19:

Kelly Loeffler has been there for several months. She has done a good job profiting herself personally from the pandemic, but Georgia has been waiting for COVID relief for months now. People who are struggling with unemployment and who have lost their jobs and small businesses are trying to figure out how they are going to survive through this terrible economic turndown. I think that they are looking for somebody who will be Washington thinking about them.

Warnock also touched on recent developments of a Georgia judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit by President Donald Trump's campaign, which asked him to look at whether Chatham County was following state laws in its handling of absentee ballots.

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Elections officials told the judge that all 53 ballots in question had been received by the required deadline. Warnock says, “I am deeply disappointed to see that president of the United States is using the power of his office to sue the people of Georgia as we are trying to count all of the votes in our state."

We reached out to Kelly Loeffler's campaign today as well. Her team said she wasn't available, but once she is we'll let you hear from her.

That runoff election between Warnock and Loeffler is set for January 5, 2021. Head here to check your voter registration status and polling place.

See below for the full interview:

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