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Opponents clash as Senate runoff ballots are counted

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 7:35 PM EST
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ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) - We spoke to an Augusta University political science professor who says the Georgia Senate runoffs will be close and definitive outcomes could take a few days.

Georgia elections leader Gabriel Sterling said the same thing in a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday and all candidates were in and around the Atlanta area meeting with voters and delivering their final pushes.

We met up with Reverend Raphael Warnock in south Fulton County this afternoon for a quick rally - and Jon Ossoff went to polling locations around the city to meet with voters.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler made a surprise visit to Sandy Springs, Georgia, where she waved signs and spoke a few words.

Sen. David Perdue is still quarantining in Atlanta after coming in contact with a COVID-19 positive person, but we were able to sit down with him for a one-on-one interview.

But one thing we’ve been seeing from all the candidates is offensive attacks against their opponents:

“You’ve got to think about the long-term implications of this election if the Democrats get these two seats, they will change the face of our government and the face of America forever,” Sen. Perdue said.

“Look I’m not here to attack my opponent I’ll just say this, David Perdue refused to debate me. I mean, I wound up debating an empty podium because he’s too much of a coward to come out and answer questions in public,” Ossoff said.

“There’s a stark contrast the path of the American dream that I’ve been fighting for or socialism,” Loeffler said.

“She wants to spend her time trying to take your voice,” Warnock said.

We’re told Kelly Loeffler will arrive in Atlanta and will deliver remarks around 11.

The Democrats aren’t holding a watch party but we’re told if they speak, it will be online.

News 12 will continue to check in to bring you up to the minute updates as these numbers starts to come in

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