Senate race in Georgia may be headed to runoff
After candidates for the US Senate midterm elections in the state of Georgia failed to reach the 50% mark a runoff elections is expected according to the rules of the state.
The ballot count results in the state of Georgia suggest that the senate elections are expected to undergo another round that normally takes place on December 6, after none of the candidates failed to acquire 50 percent of the vote.
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After counting 98 percent of the votes, both the Republican and Democrat candidates have so far fallen short of the 50 percent mark.
Herschel Walker, the Republican candidate, acquired so far a 48.6 percent count while the Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock led with 49.3 percent.
"We are not sure if this journey is over today or if there is still a little work yet to do," Warnock said to his supporters.
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According to local rules in the state of Georgia, if running candidates fail to reach the 50 percent mark, a runoff election is required to settle the race.
The result in the state comes at a time when the schism between Democrats and Republicans is widening even further, while the race for control of the senate is becoming more fierce where both parties are fighting to a very slim majority in the Upper House of the US Congress.
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