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The US president, who was defeated in November’s US election, posted several furious messages on Twitter this morning – all of which were flagged by Twitter. He said: “Looks like they are setting up a big “voter dump” against the Republican candidates. Waiting to see how many votes they need?” This message was flagged by Twitter: “Learn more about US election 2020 security efforts.”
Mr Trump added: “Just happened to have found another 4000 ballots from Fulton County. Here we go!
“If Vice President @Mike_Pence comes through for us, we will win the Presidency. Many States want to decertify the mistake they made in certifying incorrect & even fraudulent numbers in a process NOT approved by their State Legislatures (which it must be). Mike can send it back!”
Both of these messages were flagged: “This claim about election fraud is disputed.”
If the Democrats manage to win both races the Senate will be tied in terms of seats, allowing incoming vice-president Kamala Harris to have the deciding vote if all break along party lines.
Republican senators David Perdue and Raphael Warnock are facing challenges from Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock.
Raphael Warnock has declared victory over his Republican rival
NBC has called the result of the first run-off in favour of Mr Warnock.
And on Twitter election analyst Dave Wasserman posted: “I’ve seen enough.
“Raphael Warnock (D) defeats Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) in GA’s special Senate runoff.”
However, Twitter added a warning to the tweet stating: “Multiple sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”
Ms Loeffler is refusing to concede defeat and insists she still has a path to victory.
Republican supporters listen to the results in Georgia
Mr Trump campaigned in Georgia ahead of the vote holding a major rally on Tuesday.
Reverend Warnock delivered a speech after claiming victory.
He said: “Georgia, I am honoured by the faith that you have shown in me.
“I am going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia.
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“Whether you voted for me or not, know this: I hear you. I see you.
“And every day I’m in the United States Senate, I will fight for you.”
Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who served in the Georgia House of Representatives between 2007 and 2017, also called the election for Reverend Warnock.
She tweeted: “Congratulations to our next US Senator Reverernd Warnock.
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Voters in Georgia went to the polls on Tuesday
“Congratulations to our next US Senator Reverernd Warnock”
“Last January, I endorsed my dear friend in his quest to serve.
“Soon, he will walk those august halls and cast votes as a leader with courage, justice and integrity.
“God bless you and keep you in your service to us all.”
Speaking to WSB-TV Georgia election official Gabriel Sterling commented: “From the numbers we’re looking at right now, it doesn’t look good for the two incumbent Republican senators.”
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The Georgia election took place against a backdrop of heightened political tension with Donald Trump still refusing to recognise the November presidential election result.
The incumbent president has been alleging, without providing solid evidence, that the vote was rigged against him.
On Wednesday Congress will meet to officially certify Joe Biden’s election victory.
Trump supporters protest against what they claimed was a rigged election
However President Trump has announced he will attend a rally in Washington DC rejecting the result.
On Sunday he retweeted a promotional video posted by one of the organisers adding: “I will be there. Historic day!”
The DC National Guard have been deployed to help manage the demonstrations.