On Wednesday, DecisionDesk HQ and Newsmax projected that the U.S. Senate race in Georgia between Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock will go to a runoff. In Georgia, the state requires a 50% threshold for election wins. The runoff election will be on December 6.
Warnock currently holds a slight edge over Walker, 49.42% to 48.52%, with 99% of the votes counted. A Libertarian candidate, Chase Oliver, has about 2% of the vote.
But if no candidate surpasses the 50% threshold, a runoff is required.
A senior official in Georgia’s Secretary of State office on Wednesday also confirmed the likelihood of a runoff.
“While county officials are still doing the detailed work on counting the votes, we feel it is safe to say there will be a runoff for the U.S. Senate here in Georgia slated for December 6,” Gabriel Sterling tweeted early Wednesday morning.
Walker said, “I’m telling you right now – I didn’t come to lose.”