Oulèye Ndoye Wiki – Oulèye Ndoye Biography
Oulèye Ndoye is the wife of Raphael Warnock. He claimed victory in the first of the state’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, defeating Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler and becoming the first Democrat winner in 20 years.
‘The other day, because this is America, the 82-year-old hands that used to pick somebody else’s cotton picked her youngest son to be a United States senator,’ he told his supporters last night.
Warnock’s edge is likely to grow as more ballots are counted, many of which were in Democratic-leaning areas. The divorced father-of-two acknowledged his improbable victory in a message to supporters, citing his family’s experience with poverty.
He grew up in the projects of Savannah with 11 brothers and sisters. His father Jonathan, a veteran of the Second World War, worked as a preacher, mechanic and his mother Verlene used to pick tobacco and cotton during the summers.
‘My family was short on money, but long on love and faith,’ Warnock wrote earlier this year. ‘They (his parents) worked hard for what they had and saw the value in what others had discarded.’
Energised by his parents belief that he could do anything, Warnock gained a scholarship to the historically black Morehouse College in Atlanta. He later earned a doctorate in philosophy from Union Theological Seminary, a school affiliated with Columbia University in Manhattan.
In the 1990s, Warnock worked as a youth pastor at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and protested against Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s workfare program to cut benefits and get people into employment.
‘We are worried that workfare is being used to displace other workers who receive respectable compensation,’ Warnock told the New York Times in 1997.
‘We are concerned that poor people are being put into competition with other poor people, and in that respect, we think workfare is a hoax.’
Oulèye Ndoye Age
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Oulèye Ndoye & Raphael Warnock
Warnock married Oulèye Ndoye in a public ceremony on February 14, 2016; the couple had held a private ceremony in January. They have two children. The couple separated in November 2019, and their divorce was finalized in 2020. According to a police report, Ndoye accused Warnock of running over her foot with his car while trying to escape a heated argument about visiting relatives, but medical examiners found no signs of injury.
Warnock wins Georgia runoff
The Rev. Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, will be the first Black senator from Georgia, CNN projected early Wednesday, a repudiation of Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and her adherence to President Donald Trump.
The Democratic Party appears closer to retaking the US Senate, as Georgia Republican David Perdue narrowly trails in his fight to keep his seat against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. Both candidates claimed they would win after all the ballots had been counted, but CNN has not yet called the race.
Warnock is the first Georgia Democrat elected to the Senate in 20 years, and his election is the culmination of years of voter registration drives conducted by former state House Democratic leader Stacey Abrams and other activists. President-elect Joe Biden also won Georgia, the first time for a Democratic presidential candidate since the 1990s.
“I am an iteration and an example of the American dream,” the senator-elect told CNN’s John Berman Wednesday morning on “New Day.” He added, “When I think about the arc of our history, what Georgia did last night is its own message in the midst of a moment in which so many people are trying to divide our country, at a time we can least afford to be divided.”
After no Georgia Senate candidate received 50% of the vote in November, the races turned to two runoffs. While Ossoff and Warnock ran on a unity ticket, Trump refused to concede his own loss, sparking a fight within the Republican Party and disenchanting some of his supporters, who believed his false claims that the vote was rigged.
Trump’s ongoing onslaught against the Republican officials in charge of the elections pressured the two GOP senators to make a choice: Join the President in seeking to overturn the democratic outcome or risk losing Trump supporters, some of whom have become disenchanted with the electoral process. Trump recently appeared to pressure Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on a private call, urging him to “find” enough votes to reverse the results. Raffensperger refused.
But despite three recounts and no evidence of widespread fraud, Loeffler and Perdue decided to join the President in objecting to Congress’ certification of the Electoral College’s results in a final, deluded display of devotion to Trump supporters.
“The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution, to have election issues presented so that they can be addressed,” said Loeffler in a statement on Monday.
Asked if it was appropriate for her to vote against certification of the electoral votes, Warnock told CNN Wednesday that his opponent “has consistently put what she perceives to be her own short-term political interests over the concerns of ordinary people.”
“What is unfolding in the Senate today or in the House, what’s unfolding in this moment is a distraction. It’s a distraction,” he told Berman. “These senators know better and the people that I’m talking to all across Georgia are concerned about their lives.”
While Georgia is a rapidly diversifying state, the Republican candidates came into the Senate runoff elections with an advantage.
In November, Perdue received over 88,000 more votes than Ossoff, while Loeffler and the other Republican candidates received more votes than Warnock and the other Democratic candidates in the special election (Warnock received most of the vote — 33% — overall).
Political groups spent about $520 million to advertise in the two runoff races, according to Kantar Media/CMAG, averaging more than $8 million per day. Republicans outspent Democrats by tens of millions of dollars.
With the Senate on the line, Trump rallied his supporters in northwest Georgia on Monday, while President-elect Joe Biden held an event in Atlanta.
Biden said electing Ossoff and Warnock would end the gridlock in Washington and allow Congress to provide $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans. Trump urged the state to elect Perdue and Loeffler, and claimed that Biden would not take the White House.
“We’re going to fight like hell,” said the President.