Raphael Warnock wins reelection in U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia, AP projects

The latest on the results from the runoff senate election in Georgia
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 10:32 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2022 at 11:01 AM EST
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ELBERTON, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - Democrat Raphael Warnock wins reelection to U.S. Senate, according to projections from the Associated Press.

Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock took down Republican Herschel Walker during a runoff election in Georgia on Tuesday that had massive implications on the balance of power in the Senate.

With Warnock’s victory on Tuesday, Democrats now hold a 51-49 majority in the Senate.

In November’s General Election, neither Warnock nor Walker obtained 50 percent of the vote.

Warnock, a preacher and Georgia’s first Black senator, was elected to the seat in 2021. He voted in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump.

Walker, a former professional athlete, was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

Both candidates were embroiled in controversy.

Two women came forward this fall accusing pro-life Walker of encouraging and paying for their abortions in the 90s and early 2000s. He has called the allegations a lie. Walker’s son, a conservative social media influencer, has spoken out against his campaign.

Warnock’s ex-wife has accused him of failing to render court-ordered custody and child support while seeking reelection. Walker also accused Warnock and his church of evicting low-income tenants, something Warnock’s campaign says was not carried out.

Georgia saw a record-breaking turnout of early voters for the runoff election.