Update: CNN Projects Raphael Warnock WINS: Warnock and Walker Was Neck and Neck

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UPDATE CNN HAS PROJECTED RAPHAEL WARNOCK HAS WON ATLANTA (Reuters) -Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican former football star Herschel Walker were locked in a tight battle as results came in from a runoff election in Georgia that will determine whether Democrats can expand their razor-thin Senate majority. With 72% of the estimated vote tallied, Warnock led Walker by 50.4% to 49.6%, according to Edison Research. Final results were not expected until later in the evening. Gabriel Sterling, a state election official, said turnout was high, both on Tuesday and through mail and early voting. “The people of Georgia were very excited to vote,” he said on CNN. The race is a last test of Donald Trump’s clout with midterm voters as he seeks the Republican nomination to challenge President Joe Biden in 2024. The former president, who endorsed Walker, had a mixed record in his most competitive endorsements for Congress in this year’s elections. Warnock held a commanding lead in the state’s biggest counties, including the Democratic stronghold of Atlanta. But Walker led in Republican-heavy rural counties, where vote tallies were slower to be reported. Walker’s campaign was plagued by repeated gaffes and a variety of allegations, including...

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