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Newsmax Projects Georgia Senate Race Will Go to Runoff

Herschel Walker, left, and Raphael Warnock

By    |   Wednesday, 09 November 2022 11:56 AM EST

Newsmax, in consultation with election partner Decision Desk HQ, projects that the Senate race between Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker will go to a Dec. 6 runoff.

Warnock currently holds a slight edge over Walker, 49.42% to 48.52%, with 99% of the votes counted. A Libertarian candidate, Chase Oliver, has about 2% of the vote.

But if no candidate surpasses the 50% threshold, a runoff is required.

A senior official in Georgia's Secretary of State office on Wednesday also confirmed the likelihood of a runoff.

"While county officials are still doing the detailed work on counting the votes, we feel it is safe to say there will be a runoff for the U.S. Senate here in Georgia slated for December 6," Gabriel Sterling tweeted early Wednesday morning.

Walker, a former University of Georgia running back and Heisman Trophy winner backed by former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday night asked supporters gathered in a hotel ballroom to "hang in there a little bit longer."

"I'm telling you right now – I didn't come to lose," Walker said.

Warnock, whose victory in a 2021 runoff helped Democrats gain control of the Senate, was elected to complete two years of an existing term – senate terms are six years.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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Newsmax, in consultation with election partner Decision Desk HQ, projects that the Senate race between Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker will go to a Dec. 6 runoff.
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