Raphael Warnock wins reelection in U.S. Senate runoff in Georgia, AP projects
ELBERTON, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - Democrat Raphael Warnock wins reelection to U.S. Senate, according to projections from the Associated Press.
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.
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