As one of the darkest days in American democracy unfolded at the US Capitol on Wednesday, a consequential political shift took place in Georgia, one which is expected to have meaningful impact on the Biden administration’s ability to tackle urgent issues from voting rights, immigration and racial justice, to the climate crisis.
Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, the two Democratic challengers in a run-off election, were announced as the winners of the state’s two Senate seats.
Rev. Warnock, a pastor at the Atlanta church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached during the civil rights era, became the first Black senator in Georgia’s history.
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