If D’s & R’s Split AZ, NV, As Expected, Senate Control Down To GA

PERRY, GA - SEPTEMBER 25: Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally featuring former US President Donald Trump on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia. Georgia Secretary of State candidate Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) and Georgia Lieutenant Gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Burt Jones (R-GA) also appeared as guests at the rally. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • It’s now a best of three contest for the Senate majority.
  • Republicans and Democrats must await results from toss-up races in Arizona, Nevada and Georgia and whichever party wins at least two of them will claim control of the Senate.
  • If they split Arizona and Nevada, the two parties will have to wait even longer: Neither Raphael Warnock nor Herschel Walker hit the 50 percent threshold needed to win outright, meaning the two men will square off again in a runoff election scheduled for early next month.

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