SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Results continue to roll in for the 2022 midterms across the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry WSAV has team coverage of the elections in both the Peach State and South Carolina. Check out a live blog below:
1:47 a.m. Wednesday
Sen. Raphael Warnock delivered a speech early Wednesday morning amid his very tight race with Republican challenger Herschel Walker. In the speech, Warnock admitted the race was not close to being over but declared that he would defeat Walker once the votes were completely tallied.
“Here’s what we do know, we know that when they’re finished counting the votes from today’s election, that we’re going to have received more votes than my challenger,” Warnock said.
“We will hear from the people who have given me the great honor of my life, representing you in the United States Senate,” Warnock continued. “We will move forward together, I remain as committed to this work as I have ever been, and I look forward to continuing on that journey together over the next six years.”
Incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock spoke to a watch party crowd amid a very tight race with Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
“I just wanted to drop back, because I’m coming back tonight, we go more to say,” Warnock said. “I’m going to say to you what I say to my church every Sunday. Keep the faith and keep looking up.”
Gov. Brian Kemp declared victory Tuesday night after defeating Stacey Abrams in the gubernatorial race.
“It looks like the reports of my political death have been greatly exaggerated,” Kemp said.
Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams conceded to Gov. Brian Kemp. Kemp won reelection in the rematch to the pair’s hotly contested 2018 race. However, this race was won by a much larger margin of victory.
South Carolina Republican Rep. Nancy Mace won reelection in the 1st Congressional district race. Mace defeated Democratic challenger Annie Andrews.
WSAV’s Andrew Davis spoke with Mace shortly after she was announced the winner.
“This was huge,” Mace told WSAV. “It goes to show where people, the direction the country is headed is the wrong direction and they want leadership in this country right now, and I promise to be an independent voice and I’ve made good on that promise and that’s what voters wanted tonight.”
Republican Gov. Brian Kemp was re-elected for his second full term as Governor of Georgia, according to NewsNation. Kemp defeated Democrat Stacey Abrams for the second time.
Sen. Ossoff took to the stage at Sen. Raphael Warnock’s watch party in Atlanta as the race for Senate is coming down to the wire. The race has flip-flopped every since results have started to trickle in.
The crowd at Gov. Brian Kemp’s watch party begins to celebrate as they hope the incumbent wins reelection. Kemp — who currently has a 150,000 vote lead over Stacey Abrams — is expected to speak very soon.
Republican Buddy Carter has won Georgia’s 1st Congressional District race, defeating Democratic challenger Wade Herring.
WSAV’s Brian Rea is following the race for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Tuesday night.
Incumbent Rep. Buddy Carter is facing off against Democratic challenger Wade Herring. With 6/15 precincts reporting, Carter has 58% of the vote.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster won reelection Tuesday night as he defeated Democrat challenger Joe Cunningham.
First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp speaks at Gov. Brian Kemp’s watch party as they await the final election results.
WSAV’s Andrew Davis is at Nancy Mace’s watch party in Charleston as she’s looking for a second term in Congress.
WSAV’s Edward Moody is at a watch party for Gov. Brian Kemp. A crowd is filling in at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Cobb County, Georgia as they hope to see their candidate become victorious.
Polls have officially closed in both Georgia and South Carolina on Election Day, however, as long as you’ve been in line before 7 p.m., you can still cast a ballot.
Results will begin to trickle in as we wait patiently to see who voters have chosen to take office.
Republican Henry McMaster and his supporters will be at the USC Alumni Center in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, where he hopes to deliver a victory speech Tuesday night. Other Republican candidates for statewide offices will also be there.
WSAV’s Chase Justice was live inside the watch party of Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock as he takes on Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a tight Senate race. WSAV spoke with Warnock Tuesday morning as the polls began to open.
“I say that a vote is a kind of prayer for the world we desire for ourselves and for our children. A vote is your voice,” Warnock said. “Your voice is your human dignity. So it’s great for democracy and yes I do think that voter turnout is good for me.”
The South Carolina House District 1 race between Nancy Mace and Dr. Annie Andrews is at the forefront of the minds of national pundits.
“I am hopeful for a victory tonight and that my victory will inspire other health care professionals to get involved in politics whether that is supporting candidates or becoming candidates themselves,” Andrews said at her campaign’s HQ in Charleston. “Because we need more people interested in solving problems. More people with a background in science serving at all levels of government.”
WSAV’s Edward Moody is covering the contentious gubernatorial race between Gov. Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams. WSAV’s Chase Justice and Brian Gallagher are also in Atlanta to cover the hotly contested Senate race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker.
The gubernatorial matchup is a rematch four years in the making. Stacey Abrams is attempting to claim the office she lost in 2018 by 55,000 votes.
However, this time she’s up against an incumbent Kemp. Many political experts say Kemp has used his power as governor to win favor with voters. Some of those efforts include: suspending the state gas tax and giving $1 billion in state income tax refunds and giving $350 to every person in the state on public assistance.
Abrams has made lofty promises on the campaign trail to expand Medicaid, tighten Georgia’s gun laws and roll back abortion restrictions.
Reporters gather to hear from South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham and South Carolina House District 1 candidate Dr. Annie Andrews.
WSAV is in at the Marquis Ballroom in downtown Atlanta to cover the contentious Senate race between Democrat incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
Voters standing in line at the Hilton Head Island Library to cast their vote.
WSAV was outside of the Chatham County Board of Elections Tuesday morning, talking to voters and seeing what issues were at the top of their minds this election season. When the polls opened at 7 a.m. the line stretched all the way down the sidewalk.
“You hear all of these discussions about everything and the voters and you see all of the ads and if you don’t make your voice heard, you shouldn’t have an opinion, that’s my opinion,” Cristina Negrea told WSAV.