ATLANTA (WRIC) — NewsNation reports that Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has beaten Republican Herschel Walker in a tight race Tuesday night in a runoff election for the U.S. Senate seat for the state of Georgia.
With an estimated 92% of the votes counted, Warnock was declared the winner by NewsNation’s Decision Desk HQ with 50.41% of the vote. As of this reporting, the Decision Desk results have Warnock with 1,665,819 votes and Walker with 1,638,821.
Prior to the Georgia runoff, Democrats had already been assured a Senate majority — of at least a 50-50 edge with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote. The results of the runoff have now solidified the Democrats’ advantage of 51 seats to 49.