Georgia polls closed at 7 p.m., with incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock leading Republican Herschel Walker, and early votes cast in the Senate election in Peach State were first reported.
Three Trump-backed Walkers are expected to fill the gap as the count goes on.
Gabrielle Sterling, COO of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, said on CNN: Tuesday, about an hour after polls closed.
Sterling said the higher-than-expected turnout was “everywhere” and not in any particular blue or red county.
“There’s no good way to judge winners and losers today, which means you have to go through the nasty stuff of actually counting the votes,” Sterling said.
A Warnock win would also give Democrats a majority on the Senate committees. His current 50/50 composition means that each party on the committee has the same members, making it more difficult to pass legislation.
local journalist, Includes The New York Timesreported that while few voters lined up in long lines on election day, some voters in the Atlanta area waited more than two hours to vote early.
sterling tweet in the afternoon The average wait time for voters across the state was 3 minutes, with the longest record recorded in Cherokee County at 32 minutes. Around 4 p.m., Sterling later tweeted that there was an average wait time of one minute in the state.
Democratic Senator Rafael Warnock led Republican Herschel Walker early, and the early ballot totals were the first to be announced on election night.
Voters in person in the Georgia Senate runoff on Tuesday.Republicans expect good turnout today as early voting tends to boost Democratic candidates
Republican candidate Herschel Walker poses for a photo with supporters at the Marietta Diner.
A supporter takes a selfie with Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, who hopes to complete his six-year term in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
During an appearance on Tuesday’s campaign trail, Warnock and Walker argued about each other.
During the election day campaign at the Marietta Diner in Marietta, Georgia, Walker said, “I will put my character against Raphael Warnock any time now,” a reporter said, “character issues are very important to voters.” ‘ After pointing out, he said.
Walker, Georgia Football’s Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL player backed by the former president donald trumpThere were a number of accusations thrown at him during his run, of a pro-life Republican pressuring his girlfriend to have an abortion and being abusive towards his family.
Walker has denied abortion claims and has been outspoken about her previous mental health struggles.
Walker hopes that if the Democrats win, Warnock will be ousted from the Senate seat, keeping the Democrats in a 50/50 split rather than a true majority. All polls conducted Warnock is ahead during the runoff period.
Warnock gathered supporters at the canvas’ kickoff event in Norcross, Georgia, and said he had voted five times in just two years.
“So I know exhaustion perfectly,” he said. “But let me give you my definition of fatigue this morning. Herschel Walker had to represent him for six years.”
“My friends, it’s going to be exhausting,” added the Democrat.
Republican Herschel Walker (right) said during his election day campaign Tuesday at the Marietta Diner in Marietta, Georgia, “I will present my character against Raphael Warnock any time now.” rice field.
“But let me tell you my definition of tiredness this morning: Herschel Walker has to represent for six years.”
Georgia voters line up Tuesday to cast their ballots in the state’s runoff between Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
Warnock and his top agent, former President Barack Obama, characterize Walker as someone who is ignorant of public policy and incapable of doing the job of a U.S. Senator.
“The people of Georgia deserve someone to walk with them, and Georgia is better than Herschel Walker,” Warnock said Tuesday morning.
“I’m not talking about his humanity. I’m talking about his fitness to serve.
“Georgia is better than that,” he added.
Warnock has already served in the Senate for two years after running off against Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler in the 2020 special election. Warnock’s victory on 5 January 2021 ended Isackson’s remainder of his two-year term.
After winning the primary and qualifying for the 2022 runoff ballot, he is on the ballot to win a full six-year term.
Warnock said Democrats leave nothing to chance.
“That’s why we’re here to stand out and be baptized again,” said Warnock, senior pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. preached.
A sample ballot on display at Zion Baptist Church during the Senate midterm runoff in Marietta, Georgia
Voters line up outside a polling place in Columbus, Georgia, Tuesday to decide the final Senate elections for the 2022 midterm elections.
Residents hold umbrellas outside an Atlanta polling place on Georgia’s Senate runoff election day.
Early voting looked good, Warnock said, but Democrats tended to favor early voting, and with nearly two million Georgians turning out before Election Day, Walker still had “no idea.” warned that there was a road.
“The job is not done. The truth is that my opponent could still win this election.” tend to vote on Election Day.”
At the Marietta Diner, Walker expressed optimism that it would pull it off.
“I’m going to go out and win this election. Herschel Walker will be your Senator and change things,” he told reporters.
Neither reached the 50% plus one vote needed to win outright in November, so the men are back on the ballot.
In the first ballot, Warnock finished with 1,943,737 votes, ahead of Walker’s 1,907,272 votes, or 0.9%.
When leaving the diner on Tuesday, Walker refused to answer questions about whether he would approve.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11510031/Polls-CLOSE-Georgia-Wait-begins-results-race-Walker-Warnock.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Democrat Warnock leads early voting to Republican Walker in Georgia runoff