Runoff Announced – It’s happening!

GA Senate Race Runoff Announced

GA Senate Race Runoff Announced

( – As state election officials across the country tally the final votes of the 2022 midterms, Georgia’s race is going to a runoff. The Peach State will have an additional four weeks to determine who the winner of the hotly contested Senate race will be. Meanwhile, Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker, a former NFL player, will be working overtime in an attempt to edge out the other.

In the state of Georgia, if a candidate fails to win more than 50% of the total votes, then the race heads to a runoff. Warnock was only able to garner 49.2%, while Walker was at a close 48.7%. Third-party Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver took 2.1% of the vote. The rules will be a bit different for the 2022 midterms. Rather than having the runoff take place in January, this one will occur on December 6.

Warnock has been in a similar position before. He won his seat in the 2020 elections through a runoff against then-Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA). However, the political landscape is much different now than it was just two short years ago. Democrats have been on the defensive all year, with Republicans hammering them on the economy and crime. Walker used the strategy throughout his campaign. Meanwhile, the former NFL player had a number of scandals tarnish his image and potentially cause him to lose supporters.

The race in Georgia could determine who controls the Senate. Democrats need to hold at least two of the three seats in Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada to maintain control of the upper chamber of Congress. As of now, Adam Laxalt, a Republican, is leading in Nevada, leaving Democrats needing wins in both Georgia and Arizona.

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