“It’s going to be another late night,” she said to a small group of supporters. “There are a lot of votes out there, as you all know. We have a path to victory, and we are going to stay on it. … This is a game of inches. We are going to win this election.”
According to the New York Times, the votes that are outstanding don’t look promising for a Loeffler victory. Instead, they appear to likely widen a Warnock victory.
Not only has Democrat Jim Brewster’s 69-vote victory in his 2020 race to keep his seat in the Pennsylvania State Senate been officially certified, but the state’s supreme court has also definitively rejected his Republican challenger’s objection to his win.
But on Tuesday, chaos broke out in the state senate when the chamber’s Republican Party majority decided to block Brewster from being seated with the rest of the winners from the election. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the presiding officer of the chamber, tried to block the GOP’s refusal to seat Brewster, so they forced him out of the senate. Republican interim Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman took over and continued with the ceremony, refusing to affirm Brewster’s win.
With Congress convening for a joint session today to certify the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden, Washington DC is bracing for violence from Proud Boys and other far-right supporters who are feeling legitimized by Donald Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the election.