Democrat Raphael Warnock, the incumbent seat holder, won in the second round of the U.S. Senate election in Georgia.
He won 51.3 percent of the vote after 98 percent of the ballots were processed, while his Republican opponent, Herschel Walker, won 48.7 percent, Politico reports.
Mr. Warnock’s victory gives the Democrats 51 seats in the Senate out of 100. The midterm elections in the U.S. began on November 8. The Republicans were able to gain control of the House of Representatives, taking 222 seats against 213 from the Democrats. This will allow them to participate in agenda-setting in the country for the next two years.