Georgia Senate Race With Herschel Walker Advances To Runoff

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Former Georgia football and NFL star running back Herschel Walker will have to win a runoff in order to earn a spot in the United States Senate.

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MSNBC reported on Wednesday afternoon that the race between Walker, the Republican Senate candidate, and incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock will move to a runoff election. 

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Warnock has a slight lead with almost all of the votes tallied, but has not met the required benchmark to be declare the winner. As a result, he and Walker advance to a runoff on December 6. 

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The Georgia race is one of three undecided battles that will decide the balance of power in the Senate, along with Arizona and Nevada.

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Currently, Republicans control 49 seats, with Democrats holding 48. A party needs a majority of 51 to have control of the Senate. 

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Republicans are projected to have a majority in the House of Representatives, albeit a smaller one than many anticipated before Tuesday's elections. 

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