Walker, Warnock may advance to runoff as all precincts report in US Senate election in Georgia

ATLANTA, Georgia (Atlanta News First) – All precincts have reported their final results in Georgia’s historic US Senate election, with incumbent Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker appearing to be headed for a runoff.

As of noon, Warnock leads Walker by 55,165 votes. Warnock has 1,937,564 votes and 49.42% of the vote to Walker’s 1,902,399 and 48.52% of the vote. Libertarian Chase Oliver has 2% of the vote.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is scheduled to hold a news conference at the state capitol at 2 p.m.

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There are now 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats in the Senate, but the Senate’s two independent groups are split 50-50 with Democrats. Vice President Kamala Harris, a Democrat, casts any tie-breaking votes.

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Warnock won his current seat in a January 2021 runoff against Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp to fill the unfilled term of Johnny Isaacson, who resigned due to health reasons. Warnock’s victory, along with John Ossoff’s ouster of incumbent David Perdue, gave Georgia two Democratic U.S. senators for the first time in decades.

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