Raphael Warnock wins the runoff in Georgia. Joe Biden celebrates with his fellow party member. Challenger Herschel Walker admits defeat. News Ticker.
- Runoff in Georgia: In the US state of Georgia, after mid term Candidates Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker in a run-off for the open seat at Senate a.
- Incumbent Victory: Senator Raphael Warnock Democrats seems against republican After Herschel Walker won.
- Read all about the runoff election in our newsfeed.
+++ 2.05 pm: Herschel Walker did what his backer Donald Trump has not yet done: conceded his loss to Raphael Warnock in the Georgia runoff. The defeated candidate thanked his supporters for campaigning. There is no “excuse” for his defeat, according to Walker, who left open his political future.
+++ 1.20pm: US President Joe Biden congratulated Senator Raphael Warnock on his re-election in Georgia. The Democratic candidate is the winner of the US state runoff. “Tonight, voters in Georgia stood up for our democracy, rejected the extremist movement, and most importantly: send a good man to the Senate. Here it is, six more years,” Biden tweeted.
Georgia runoff: Warnock appeals to supporters
+++ 7:51 AM: The night after the Georgia runoff, the victorious Raphael Warnock addressed supporters. He thanked the Democrat for the support and said, “After a grueling campaign—or should I say campaigns—I am honored to say the four most powerful words in democracy: The people have spoken.”
The night before the runoff election Donald Trump He campaigned for candidate Herschel Walker, who promoted him. The former president called for the Republican elections. But it was useless.
+++ 6.20 am: With Democrat Warnock’s mandate, the party now has a 51st seat in the House – and a somewhat more comfortable majority than before. The first half of Biden’s term showed how important the 51st Senate seat is for Democrats. In particular, two senators of his rank made life difficult for Biden and blocked many of his political projects. Above all, Democrat Joe Manchin has repeatedly stood in his way, thus ignoring his party and the president. With the 51st seat, the Democrats can no longer be slowed down, at least by Manchin alone.
Georgia Runoff: Democrat Warnock wins the by-election
Update from December 7, 2022, 4.40am: According to the predictions of American television stations, the incumbent Democratic candidate, Raphael Warnock, won the eagerly awaited Senate run-off in the US state of Georgia. Broadcasters reported Tuesday night (local time) that Warnock beat former Republican football star Herschel Walker, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. This will allow US President Joe Biden’s Democrat to consolidate their previously small majority in the Senate.
Expect a “close race” in the runoff in Georgia
+++ 9.55 pm: The first results of the run-off elections could be announced earlier. According to a report issued by The New York Times Start reporting totals shortly after polls close at 7 p.m. local time.
But according to the Secretary of State’s office, before the results are announced, a “safety check” should be conducted to ensure the votes are not invalidated at all. Therefore, it may be until 11pm at the earliest, and thus 5am CET before it becomes clear whether Walker or Warnock will win the race.
Runoff in Georgia: ‘Be ready for a close race’
+++ 6.21 pm: Polling stations in the US state of Georgia opened at 7 am (1 pm CET) and will close at 7 pm (local time). The last votes can be cast until 1am CET on Wednesday. There may not be any reliable information yet on results at this point in time.
“We are preparing for the race to be very close,” said Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer of the Georgia State Trust. CNN. And the US authorities could only provide information about the election result on Wednesday: “I suppose we won’t know by Tuesday evening,” Sterling continued. It depends entirely on the voters “and they come in droves”.
USA: Run-off elections for the contested Senate seat in Georgia begin
First report from December 6: WASHINGTON/ATLANTA – Four weeks after the end of the midterm In the US state of Georgia, a run-off He started for another seat in the Senate. Polling stations opened Tuesday morning (local time). In the election, Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and his associates Republican challenger Herschel Walker against each other again. Neither of them received more than 50 percent of the vote on their first attempt at congressional elections—according to Georgia election law, a runoff election was required.
The Democrats had already secured a narrow majority in the Senate in the elections at the beginning of November. You now have the chance to expand this by one seat. According to German time, polling stations are closed on Wednesday.
Run-off elections in Georgia: the last seat in the Senate is elected
As of now, the Democrats hold 50 of the 100 seats in the Senate, giving them a slim lead. The reason is that Democratic US Vice President Kamala Harriswho also serves as president of the senate, is allowed to vote on impasse.
This means that even if the Republicans win in Georgia, the balance of power in the Senate will be 50-50, as it has been for the past two years – and Harris will keep the Democrats in a slim majority. If the Georgia Democrats win, they will have 51 seats in the Senate and will no longer need Harris to tip the scales. (ktho/na/dpa)