U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga) and challenger Herschel Walker (R) are preparing for a possible runoff in Georgia’s senate race.
Despite 23 hours of counting, the two candidates are neck and neck, with Warnock coming in at 49.4% of total votes and Walker polling at 49.1%.
Both candidates have refused to prematurely claim victory over each other, since Georgia’s state election laws requires that a senatorial winner to win by a clear majority—meaning that if no candidate gets more than 50% neither wins.
Both candidates are known to ignore Black voter’s issues.
When asked about reparations Warnock said he would like to see a “study” but refused to commit to cash payments as a stipulation. While Walker gained political fame from his rebuke of reparations for Black Americans, stating that “reparations create separation.”
If the runoff is confirmed for Dec. 6, expect to see a 4-week media blitz from both camps. Georgia voters can cast their ballot for the runoff early, starting as soon as possibly Saturday, Nov. 26 in most counties, and Monday, Nov. 28th in counties closed for polling over the weekend.
–Sylvester Loving, B1Daily