Overview and Live Results: Georgia Senate Runoff Election
By 270toWin Staff
December 6, 2022, 10:14 AM ET
Tuesday's Georgia runoff election will determine if the Senate remains evenly divided, or whether Democrats hold a 51-49 edge. While Democrats will retain control in the new Congress regardless of the outcome, there are significant organizational advantages associated with winning a true majority.
Polls close at 7:00 PM Eastern Time.
The runoff was required because no candidate received a majority of the vote in the November 8 general election. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock led Republican Herschel Walker by 49.5% to 48.5%.
Polling for the runoff has generally been within the margin of error, but has been consistent with a lead for Warnock. The final 270toWin Polling Average is Warnock 51%, Walker 47.7%. That's a 3.3% margin for the incumbent.
Nearly 27% of the state's active, registered voters cast their ballots prior to Tuesday, mostly via in-person early voting.
Analyst David Wasserman sees another competitive battle for control
Six vacancies in Georgia, Mississippi, and Pennsylvania will be contested
Only Democrats entered the race to succeed the late Barbara Cooper (D), so the primary winner will almost certainly be the next state rep here
34 seats, 23 held by Democrats or independents associated with the party will be contested next year
Three vacancies in the Virginia General Assembly, along with one in the Mississippi State House, will be filled Tuesday