Incumbent Raphael Warnock retained his U.S. Senate seat, beating challenger Herschel Walker in Tuesday night’s runoff.
Warnock, who initially won the seat in a January 2021 runoff, took 51.3% of the votes, or 1.8 million of the 3.5 million votes cast.
Warnock, a Democrat and a minister who holds the pulpit once held by the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was the leading vote-getter in the November general election but fell short of the 50% plus one threshold needed to avoid a runoff.
Walker, a former college and professional football star, received 48.7% of the votes cast.
In Liberty County, Warnock garnered 64.7% of the votes, getting 9,200 of the 14,220 votes cast for the two main candidates.
Turnout in Liberty County for the runoff was 44.1%.
Walker received 62.4% of the votes in Long County, taking 2,443 of 3,915 ballots cast there. Turnout in Long County was 41.4%.
Across the state, turnout for the runoff was 50.2%.
In the November general election, Warnock received 1.94 million votes, 49.44% of those cast, and Walker was second with 1.91 million votes.