GEORGIA SENATE RUNOFF: Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock declared winner by Associated Press
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The day has arrived in Georgia. It’s time for voters to head back to the polls to cast their vote in the Georgia Senate runoff race between Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock and former football star Herschel Walker.
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Election officials are expecting a large turnout on Election Day despite a huge turnout during early voting. There are 2,400 polling locations in the state of Georgia and they will be open until 7 p.m. Voters can find out where they should go to vote by clicking here. Voters must vote at their assigned voting precinct.
NOTE: Check back here later today for a link to the election results. However, there may not be a clear winner tonight. Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock was less than 1% ahead of Herschel Walker after the November election. If the race is close again, a winner may not be known in all votes, including those by members of the military and overseas voters, are counted.
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Herschel Walker gives a speech at his watch party. Walker’s message to his supporters was to never give up. He also said that running for Senate is the best thing he has done.
Vice President Kamala Harris tweets her congratulations to Sen. Warnock.
CNN has also projected Sen. Warnock as the winner.
The Associated Press has called the race for Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock. He currently has 1,710,503 votes to Walker’s 1,675,030 votes.
Landmark Communications talks about what is happening in the Georgia Senate runoff race.
Film director Spike Lee takes the stage for a speech at Rev. Warnock’s watch party.
It’s a packed house at Sen. Warnock’s campaign event. Warnock is currently in the lead by approximately 8,000 votes, according to the latest Associated Press numbers.
With 75% of the votes counted, Sen. Warnock is back in the lead with 50.5% of the vote. There are approximately 30,000 votes separating Warnock and Herschel Walker.
Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock is back in the lead with less than 16,000 votes separating him from Walker. 67% of the votes have been counted.
Herschel Walker is now in the lead, according to the latest results from the Associated Press. He has 1,136,527 votes to Warnock’s 1,115,644.
The race is very close. Both candidates have received more than 1 million votes and 57% of the votes have been counted.
50% of the votes have been counted and Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock is in the lead with 960,084 votes or 51.8%. Walker currently has 894,439 votes.
Approximately 39% of the votes have been tallied and Warnock is in the lead with 804,894 votes. Walker has 647,951 votes.
GEORGA: US Senate Runoff Election.— shon gables (@shongables) December 7, 2022
25% of votes counted as of 7:34 PM est.
I’m at the @ReverendWarnock Campaign Party at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta! Empty room now but it’ll soon be full of people the senator hopes will be celebrating a WIN tonight! @ATLNewsFirst pic.twitter.com/GL5d8BnASz— Allen Devlin (@AllenDevlinTV) December 7, 2022
.@GaSecofState released first batch of results from tonight's US Senate runoff. @ATLNewsFirst pic.twitter.com/z3l5OPM2zR— Rick Folbaum (@RickFolbaum) December 7, 2022
It's 7 p.m. ET, and polls are closing in Georgia.— shon gables (@shongables) December 7, 2022
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The stage is set for @HerschelWalker campaign watch party tonight at @cfbhall!— Savannah Louie (@savannahlouieTV) December 6, 2022
Join us on @ATLNewsFirst for updates on the GA Senate runoff as votes roll in. @AllenDevlinTV brings us the latest from @ReverendWarnock’s party. pic.twitter.com/7NXTIDCbae
You have a little more than an hour and a half to vote in Georgia, there are almost no waits anywhere in the state. If you are in line by 7pm you can still vote. Find your polling location at https://t.co/yEAIB5spGq. #gapol pic.twitter.com/sPEgftkerz— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) December 6, 2022
Fulton County sought and has been granted a court order extending voting hours at this precinct until 7:20 p.m. Scott Elementary School is located at 1752 Hollywood Road, Atlanta 30318.
If you experience any issues at the polls, send an email to email@example.com or reach out to us on social media.
Sec. of State Raffensberger is holding a press conference.
The longest wait time for voting is currently 32 minutes in Cherokee County. The average wait time is 3 minutes.
Fulton County election officials say no known issues at any of their voting locations so far. Turnout is expected to pick up during lunchtime and after work.
“Everybody in my life voted last week. They did early voting. And people were in line for an hour, an hour and a half,” said Joanna Brooks of Atlanta. “Brave the weather and just make it happen.”
Some votes said they were proud to play a role in this year’s election, especially with Georgia in the national spotlight. Others felt it was important to get out and vote even if they had to brave the wet weather.
“It didn’t surprise me this based on the last election. So I kind of anticipated this I guess,” said Callie Beal of Atlanta. “I wish we didn’t have to do a runoff, but yeah - I kind of expected it.”
Watch Reverend Raphael Warnock launch Election Day Canvass in Roswell
According to Secretary of State Raffensperger, 174,099 absentee ballots have already been accepted. That more than doubles the record for absentees in a midterm runoff. Click here for the data hub.
Watch an update from the Fulton County Elections Office below.
Polling places around the state open on a rainy Tuesday morning. Voters lined up in the rain outside Park Tavern in midtown Atlanta, waiting for the doors to open so that they could cast their vote in the highly-watched Senate race.
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