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Raphael Warnock Defeats Herschel Walker for Georgia U.S. Senate Seat

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia has won reelection.Warnock, who first won the office two years ago in a special election to fill the last two years of Johnny Isakson’s term, beat Republican challenger Herschel Warnock in a runoff Tuesday.

Warnock was declared the winner by NBC News about 10:30 p.m. local time, with 50.6 percent of the vote to Walker's 49.4 percent.Warnock and Walker were forced into the runoff because neither of them won more than 50 percent of the vote November 8, as required by Georgia law.Warnock is an LGBTQ+ ally, while Walker’s campaign has been marked by anti-LGBTQ+ and specifically anti-transgender rhetoric as well as many outright nonsensical statements.

He has denounced trans women athletes, questioned the need to state one’s pronouns, and spoken against marriage equality. He even suggested trans people won’t get into heaven.Among other baggage, Walker has been accused of hypocrisy by facilitating abortions for women he’s been involved with, even though he opposes abortion rights.

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