Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, faces Democrat incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock in one of the nation’s most brutal campaigns.
Both sides spent more than $241 million combined. Two women accused the pro-life Walker of financing their abortions. The second accuser went as far as to appear on camera during her interview. Polls showed a statistical dead heat in the closing month, with the final poll revealing Walker having a two-point lead entering Election Day, though that was within the poll’s margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.
Former presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump backed their party’s respective candidates. Even NBA star LeBron James campaign on behalf of Reverend Warnock.
The race ultimately could decide which political party controls the Senate come January.
Though the official results have yet to be certified, reputable election prognosticators have seen enough to declare Walker and Warnock will face-off in a special runoff election since neither candidate cracked 50 percent of the vote on Tuesday.
Decision Desk HQ projects Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R) advance to a runoff for U.S. Senate in Georgia.#DecisionMade: 11:42am EST
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— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 9, 2022
The special runoff between the old rivals will be held on Dec. 6th.