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  • Writer's pictureStaci Sweet

The Insurrection and Remaining Silent During Their Time of Judgment

It was Wednesday, January 6th, I’ll never forget. With the help of Club Quarantine, I’d managed to stay up until 3 something that morning. Shaun King, bestselling author, civil rights activist, and in my mind, President of the Black Delegation had posted that we could expect the official results about 2 a.m., so, I made sure I was wide awake to hear the final election results for the state of Georgia.

By 3 a.m., they’d called the election for now Democratic Senator-elect Reverend Raphael Warnock, but the race was tight between Democratic hopeful Jon Ossoff (D) and David Perdue (R). By that evening, 98% of the votes were counted and the state of Georgia had saved the democracy!

These were significant victories because it meant Democrats would take control of the Senate. This hadn’t happened in over a decade. So, not only was this a huge win for Democrats, but it was a histori