Posted BY: RM | NwoReport

All eyes are on Georgia where Republican ex-NFL star Herschel Walker currently holds a slight edge over Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock

At 9:50 p.m., nearly three hours after polls closed and with 66 percent of precincts reporting, Walker was leading by 5.2 percent, 48.6 to 48.5 percent. 

While most of the state’s map looked red, densely populated areas around Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, and Athens trended blue. 

If neither candidate breaches the 50 percent threshold, the race heads to a December 6 runoff, per Georgia’s election law. A third-party Libertarian prevented either candidate from cinching a majority. 

Pre-election polling had Walker running slightly above Warnock – an average of 1.4 points, according to Real Clear Politics. 

And despite Warnock’s early lead, confidence remained high at the Walker election watch party at the Omni at the Battery in Atlanta, as supporters talked, laughed, and drank the night away. The Walker campaign rented out the Omni ballroom until 2 a.m., expecting a long night of vote counting. 

The race has become one of the most hotly contested in the country, attracting a quarter billion dollars in campaign funding to saturate the airwaves in the run-up to Election Day. 

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