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Twitter Slaps Warning Label On Andrew Yang, Stacey Abrams Tweets Prematurely Declaring Victory In Ga Runoff

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Twitter on Tuesday flagged former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s and former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ tweets for prematurely declaring Democratic U. S. Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won the Georgia Senate runoffs.

“We won both seats!!! Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!!!” Yang tweeted Tuesday at 10:50 p.m. “The first order of business should be getting $2000 cash relief checks out to everyone!”

The Senate races, pitting appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler against Warnock and GOP incumbent Sen. David Perdue against Ossoff, had not yet been called.

Twitter flagged the tweet with a label stating: “Multiple sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted.”

Shortly after, Abrams tweeted: “Congratulations to our next U. S. Senator,@ReverendWarnock. Last January, I endorsed my dear friend in his quest to serve. Soon, he will walk those august halls & cast votes as a leader with courage, justice and integrity. God bless you and keep you in your service to us all.”

Twitter also slapped the same label–“Multiple sources may not have called the race when this was Tweeted”–on Abrams’ tweet.

A Twitter spokesperson told Fox News Tuesday that their policy on “pre… (Read more)