Raphael Warnock won the ballot in Georgia in the US midterm elections and therefore retains his seat, strengthening the majority of Democrats in the Senate where they will now have 51 seats, thus allowing more room for manoeuvre. The defeat of Herschel Walker, the former African-American football champion chosen and supported by Donald Trump, therefore marks a new political defeat for the former president who in last month’s midterm elections saw most of the candidates chosen by him defeated. many of them with controversial profiles.
The pastor of the Atlanta church who belonged to Martin Luther King insisted on this precisely – who in 2021 became the first African-American senator from Georgia – in the campaign for the runoff, asking for the vote of independents and even moderate Republicans because Walker lacked the ” character and competence” to get to the Senate.
The candidacy of the former football champion has been marked by several scandals and controversies and Walker, who presents himself as a staunch anti-abortionist, has been accused by former partners of having forced them to have an abortion. “There are only two people who will represent Georgia’s 11 million for six years and that’s important to me,” Warnock said yesterday. The new Democratic victory in Georgia, once a Republican stronghold, has become one of the most important key states for the upcoming presidential election.