Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock defeated the Republican candidate Herschel Walker early Wednesday morning in the second round of the Senate elections.
The Democrats improved their strength in the Senate and reached an absolute majority of 51 senators compared to only 49 for the Republicans.
Thus, the predictions about a "red wave in the mid-term elections" completely collapsed.
The Republicans improved their strength in the House of Representatives, but weakened as mentioned in the Senate.
Estimates are that this result will further damage Trump's popularity in the party.
obtained the majority for the Democrats.
Warnock, photo: Reuters
can smile, photo: AP
The victory is an important achievement for the Democratic Party and especially for President Joe Biden who will now be able to breathe easy with a safe majority for the next two years, a step that may allow him to pass a series of important laws in preparation for the presidential elections in 2024.
Warnock, a pastor who preaches at a church in Atlanta where Martin Luther King once worked, won the first round, but fell short of the required 50% of the vote.
Walker is a former football player who was personally selected as the Georgia candidate by former President Donald Trump, at a time when many in the Republican Party believed he was unfit for the race or the position.
Lost in Georgia.
Walker, photo: Reuters
Trump's personal candidate.
Walker and the former president, photo: Reuters
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