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  Absentee ballot delays lead to questions about the process

Voting by absentee ballot is an issue that will take center stage this legislative session in Georgia.

WATCH: Interview with Sen. Raphael Warnock

Newly sworn-in Senator Raphael Warnock joined WTOC’s Max Diekneite for a live interview on Thursday.

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  Georgia Southern professor reflects on importance of inauguration

It was a historic day in America as the 46th President of the United States was sworn in next to the nation’s first woman of color as the vice president.

  Two candidates already qualified for Richmond Hill City Council special election

The City of Richmond Hill officially has two candidates so far looking to fill former council member Mark Ott’s seat.

Ga. Secretary of State’s Office certifies runoff election results; Warnock, Ossoff to be sworn in after Inauguration

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has certified the election results for the Jan. 5 runoffs.

Richmond Hill prepares to hold special election for city council seat

The city of Richmond Hill is looking to fill yet another vacant city council seat.

  Chatham County elections workers tabulating last of absentee and provisional ballots

The deadline for remaining absentee and provisional ballots is at 5 p.m. today in Georgia.Military and overseas absentee ballots postmarked by Tuesday, and provisional ballots making it to the Board of Registrars Office here in Chatham County are now being verified.

Perdue concedes in Senate runoff race

"Although we won the general election, we came up just short of Georgia’s 50% rule, and now I want to congratulate the Democratic Party and my opponent for this runoff win."

  Rep. Carter clarifies why he objected to certifying election results after riot

During the attack at the U.S. Capitol, WTOC spoke to Representative Buddy Carter who in the moment said he was safe, condemned the rioters, but said what happened would not change his stance on the certification process.

  Member of Trump Cabinet says he has not discussed invoking 25th Amendment with colleagues

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia leader who serves on President Donald Trump’s cabinet, says he was in Georgia but watched Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C. with astonishment and disappointment.

Loeffler concedes to Warnock in Senate race

Loeffler congratulated Warnock on his victory. The outgoing senator also pledged to continuing fighting for what she dubbed the “American Dream.”

  Graham on riots: ‘They could have killed us all’

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham called for a task force to identify and prosecute those who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers out of their chambers as they worked to affirm the Electoral College vote.

  South Carolina state senator responds to Wednesday’s riot at US Capitol

State Senator Tom Davis, from South Carolina, represents thousands of people across the Lowcountry in Jasper and Beaufort counties.

President Trump’s legal team withdraws Ga. election challenges

President Donald Trump’s legal team has withdrawn its election contests against Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as well as several other challenges against top state officials, according to a press release from Raffensperger’s office.

  Chatham County leaders discuss safety procedures day after riot at U.S. Capitol

A few Chatham County leaders addressed the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday while members of Congress were certifying the electoral college votes.

Ga. SoS answers election questions from Congress

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger addressed the letter to these officials because they had previously said they would object to Georgia’s electors

Georgia leaders denounce US Capitol riot, say state secure

Georgia’s governor and two other top Republican officials are denouncing the violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by a mob incited by President Donald Trump.

Jon Ossoff becomes the youngest Democrat elected to the Senate since Joe Biden in 1973

Ossoff, 33, will be the youngest Democrat to serve in the U.S. Senate since President-elect Joe Biden, who assumed office in 1973 at the age of 30.

Some Trump Cabinet members begin to whisper about invoking the 25th Amendment

Some of President Trump’s own Cabinet members have been whispering about whether to move forward with formal proceedings to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office days before his term ends.

SC political leaders react to chaos in Washington

Current and former U.S. legislators are reacting to the violence at the Capitol in Washington. Some of them are calling the events “heartbreaking and shocking.”

  One-on-one interview with Rev. Raphael Warnock, projected winner of Ga. Senate race

With a more than 50,000 vote lead, Reverend Raphael Warnock has been declared the winner of one of the US senate runoff races.

  Kayton/Frazier area reacts to Rev. Warnock’s Senate victory

Reverend Raphael Warnock has broken plenty of barriers on his way to becoming a U.S. Senator. Although he’s now a long way from where he started here in Savannah, he says he hasn't forgotten his roots and we found some residents who haven’t forgotten him either.

Local lawmakers prepare to gather in Atlanta next week

State lawmakers from across Georgia gather next week in Atlanta. They’ll decide issues that affect Georgians for the year to come and beyond.

Sen. Tim Scott to propose commission to examine integrity of November election

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott will introduce a bill Wednesday to establish the 2020 Bipartisan Advisory Committee, which would scrutinize the November election, his office says.