The U.S. Senate race in Georgia between Sen. Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker will go to a runoff.
Neither candidate will get 50% of the vote, which is needed to avoid a runoff, Georgia election officials said.
As of Wednesday afternoon in Georgia, Warnock, a Democrat, led Walker 49.4% to 48.5%. Chase Oliver, the Libertarian candidate, had 2.1%.
The runoff could ultimately decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.
If that happens, it would be a repeat of the last election cycle. Warnock was involved in a runoff election in Jan. 2021 after failing to get 50% of the vote in the November 2020 election. His victory, along with Jon Osoff, who also in a runoff, secured control of the Senate for the Democrats.
The runoff between Warnock and Walker will take place on Dec. 6.