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'Absolutely embarrassing': Internet trolls Dr Mehmet Oz as embattled John Fetterman wins in Pennsylvania

Fetterman led Oz 49.4% to 48.1%, a margin of about 66,000 votes, to take control of the open seat
Dem John Fetterman defeated Rep Dr Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania (Getty Images - Mark Makela)
Dem John Fetterman defeated Rep Dr Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania (Getty Images - Mark Makela)

PENNSYLVANIA: John Fetterman, serving as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania since 2019, has defeated Republican Dr Mehmet Oz in a dramatic race. The numbers indicate a cut-throat competition between both candidates. The seat will now be handed over to a Democrat as Fetterman will succeed retiring GOP Sen Pat Toomey. Fetterman led by more than 1 percentage point with about 90% of expected votes being reported. The winner later took to his social media to announce the news. 

The numbers reveal that Fetterman led Oz 49.4% to 48.1%, a margin of about 66,000 votes, to take control of the open seat as Republican Toomey opted against seeking re-election. As the former Mayor of Braddock from 2006 to 2019 and then later as lieutenant governor, Fetterman focused on marriage equality, legalized marijuana, and pressed for second chances for criminals, including those serving a mandatory sentence for second-degree murder. However, right before he won the May primary, he couldn't campaign for months as he suffered a stroke. On the other hand, Dr Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor, was hard at work criticizing Fetterman for being soft on crime. Fetterman has been endorsed by Oprah, Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, and more. Fetterman's total vote count stands at 25,48,592 and Oz's stands at 24,23,992. Fetterman took to his Twitter to announce the news writing, "It's official. I will be the next U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania. We bet on the people of Pennsylvania - and you didn’t let us down  And I won’t let you down. Thank you."


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One user congratulated Fetterman writing, "John Fetterman will be the next U.S. senator of Pennsylvania, NBC News calls. Democrats' first U.S. Senate seat flip this year. And, obviously, a huge one. One that kept everyone on the verge for weeks." Another user trolled Oz and tweeted, "John Ashcroft: suffered most embarrassing political defeat in history by losing against a dead man Mehmet Oz: hold my beer."



One user wrote, "@JohnFetterman Congratulations and much love. We’re so grateful and joyful that you won! You earned this! Thank you Pennsylvania, for helping to save Democracy! The country is in your debt. #wtpBLUE #DemVoice1." Another user trolled Oz, "I'm going to sleep knowing that @JohnFetterman is my Senator, @JoshShapiroPA is my Governor and Jersey Oz is pissed and made reporters leave his election headquarters. Goodnight! I love y'all! The #BlueWave is real! Keep fighting!"



A tweet read, "We can’t talk about @JohnFetterman without talking about the youth vote. Almost 79% of young people voted for Democrats in the early vote & more than 70% of young people voted for Democrats based off PA exist polls. Young voters helped turn Pennsylvania blue." Another user wrote, "Wow. Lackawanna County 92% in, and John Fetterman leads by 16% over Mehmet Oz. This was a Biden +8 seat. That is absolutely embarrassing for Oz. He's absolutely not out of it, but you'd pretty clearly rather be Fetterman at the moment."


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