Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker

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The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) – Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia.

The victory by the state’s first Black senator ensures Democrats an outright majority in the chamber for the rest of President Joe Biden’s current term.

That means that Democrats won’t have to negotiate a power-sharing deal with Republicans and that Vice President Kamala Harris won’t be called on as frequently to break tie votes.

Warnock told jubilant supporters Tuesday night it was his honor “to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: The people have spoken.”

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12/7/2022 8:54:27 AM (GMT -6:00)

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