The Senate race in Georgia between incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican candidate Herschel Walker is heading to a runoff on December 6 because, with over 95% of votes counted, neither candidate has acquired the required majority of votes.
Walker received 48.52% of the votes, while Warnock was slightly ahead with 49.42%. However, Georgia state law requires the winning candidate to receive at least 50% of the vote.
On the first day of the two candidates’ Senate runoff campaigns, Walker has already raised $3.3 million in fundraising.
The former NFL player will return to the campaign trail on Thursday at a rally about 40 miles north of Atlanta, where he will be joined by Senator Ted Cruz.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 9, 2022
At Walker’s election party on Tuesday night, he told his supporters, “We’re in a fight,” and urged them to “hang there a little bit longer.”
“I’m telling you right now, I’m like Ricky Bobby,” he said, referencing the main character in Talladega Nights. “I didn’t come to lose.”
Aside from Georgia, the nation is still waiting on the results for Arizona and Nevada, whose Senate results will determine which party controls the upper chamber. Republicans currently have 48 seats, while Democrats have 46. 51 are needed for a majority.
The Arizona race between Blake Masters (R) and Mark Kelly (D) appears to be leaning in favor of Kelly. However, only 70% of votes have been counted so far. Masters has 46.4% of the vote, while Kelly has 51.4%.
Meanwhile, in Nevada, the race for Senate is favoring the Republican candidate Adam Laxalt, who has 49.4% of the vote with 83% of ballots recorded. Laxalt is leading the incumbent Cortez Masto by over 15,000 votes.
The predictions in the race for House majority lean in favor of the GOP. Republicans have captured at least 210 House seats. They must win 218 of the seats to take control of the House away from Democrats.
Colorado is one of the closest races that has people holding their breath, with Trump-backed incumbent Lauren Boebert recently pulling ahead of her Democrat opponent by just 386 votes. Thursday morning, Boebert was behind opponent Adam Frisch by just 64 votes.
If the final margin of error for the Boebert-Frisch race is less than or equal to 0.5%, there will be a mandatory recount as required by Colorado state law.