Georgia voters have spoken: Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock will be the next U.S. Senators from Georgia. With larger margins of victory in January than even President Joe Biden’s victory in November, it is clear that Democrats’ multi-million dollar investments in organizing, coalitions outreach, and voter protection won this election.
“Thanks to this campaign’s hard work to mobilize a broad coalition of voters in every corner of the state, Georgia voters turned out in record numbers and flipped the Senate by electing Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock,” said Jonae Wartel, Georgia Runoff Director. “We built the strongest ground game organization this state has ever seen, and our direct outreach to make sure voters felt heard and seen is what made the difference in this election.”
The Runoff Coordinated Campaign hired the largest team in Georgia Democrats’ history, who recruited over 40,000 volunteers who engaged with the campaign. After no in-person voter contact throughout the November general election, the Runoff Coordinated Campaign quickly pivoted to building a safe door to door canvassing operation that kept organizers, volunteers, and voters safe while meeting voters where they are. This work, combined with the strong digital organizing efforts built off of the general election, resulted in over 25 million voter contact attempts and over a million conversations with Georgia voters during this runoff.
Below are some highlights of the campaign’s organizing efforts:
Read more about what it took to win:
AJC: With Ossoff victory, Democrats cement Georgia as swing state
POLITICO: How Warnock and Ossoff painted Georgia blue and flipped the Senate
NYT: Why Warnock and Ossoff Won in Georgia
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