Above: From left, Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., is sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris (to his front left) as was Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga., far right, on Wednesday afternoon.
Below: Watch video of the swearing in. It comes toward the end of the video.
From Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.:
Today, as I was sworn in, I held in my jacket pocket copies of the ships’ manifests recorded at Ellis Island when my Great Grandfather Israel arrived in 1911 and my Great Grandmother Annie arrived in 1913.
A century later, their great grandson was elected to the U.S. Senate. pic.twitter.com/cjTNMMfYwP
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) January 21, 2021
From Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga.
As I'm sworn in today, know that I will be a senator for all Georgians. Whether or not you voted for me, I'll carry your hopes and concerns to Washington. pic.twitter.com/t0yxodr9ll
— Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (@ReverendWarnock) January 20, 2021
As of Tuesday, Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock are the certified winners of Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats. Up next: As stated below — sans names — the Georgia Secretary of State’s office certified all votes in the Jan. 5 election, making the two Democrats’ victories official. That also means Bubba McDonald, a Republican, won another term on the Public Service Commission.
Ossoff and Warnock will be sworn in, likely within the next 24 hours.
Media release: The Georgia Secretary of State’ Office today certified the results for the January 5, 2021 runoff. The certified results of state and federal races can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.
In certifying the results, the Secretary of State affirmed that all 159 counties have provided to the state the total votes tabulated for each state and federal candidate. Further, the Secretary of State affirms that the statewide consolidated returns for state and federal offices are a true and correct tabulation of the certified returns received by this office from each county.
- David A. Perdue (I) (Rep) 2,214,979
- Jon Ossoff (Dem) 2,269,923
US Senate (Loeffler)
- Kelly Loeffler (I) (Rep) 2,195,841
- Raphael Warnock (Dem) 2,289,113
Public Service Commission District 4
- Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr. (I) (Rep) 2,234,689
- Daniel Blackman (Dem) 2,200,962