Georgia voters must wait until the very end of the election to select the victor of a crucial U.S. Raphael Warnock, the incumbent senator, will compete against Herschel Walker, the challenger, on the Republican side.
However, unlike in 2020, when Democrats won both of the races and ushered Jon Ossoff and Warnock into the Senate, Senate control is not in doubt this time.
Democrats kept control of the Senate in this year’s midterm elections by winning crucial contests in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nevada. A second Senate seat, however, would give them more options and lessen the possibility that Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia’s Joe Manchin could once again take over the party’s agenda or at the very least hold it hostage.
On election day, Warnock had a slim lead over Walker—37,675 votes—but a third-party candidate who received over 81,000 votes forced a runoff because neither candidate received more than 50% of the vote.
Warnock and his supporters are working to engage and turn out Latino voters, who made up 6% of the electorate in Georgia in November and supported Democrats 58% to 39%, in an effort to get every vote they can.
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