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Political Rewind: As Georgia Counts Votes, Chaos Unfolds At Nation's Capitol
This afternoon on Political Rewind: As the day the last votes are tabulated in Georgia's Senate runoff election, chaos erupts at the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of President Donald Trump assault the U.S. Capitol, storming the building. We covered the breaking news as situations in the capital escalated in the afternoon. This followed a rally nearby where Trump unleashed a barrage of baseless accusations of election fraud in Georgia and other states.
Meanwhile, the Rev. Raphael Warnock has been elected the first African American U.S. senator from Georgia. The focus then turned to the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue, which has since been called for Ossoff.
Riley Bunch — Georgia Statehouse Reporter, CNHI News
Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dr. Fred Smith — Emory University, School of Law
Dr. Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University