In 2022, like in 2020, Georgia was expected to play a major role in US politics. The focus was on the runoff election for the US Senate, between Rev. Raphael Warnock, a democrat and Hershel Walker, a republican. Rev. Raphael Warnock won, scoring 51.4%, with 99% reporting. The Democrats will havel 51 seats against 49 for the Republicans, hence controlling the US Senate.
Following the 2022 mid-term elections, New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, 52, has been elected to be the new Minority Leader of the House of Representatives. He will take over from Nancy Pelosi, 82, on January 3, 2023. With the election, Hakeem Jeffries becomes the First Black Leader in the US Congress.
In 2022, like in 2020, Georgia was expected to play a major role in US politics. In 2020, Georgia played a major role in electing Joe Biden as the US President, and for Democrats to control the US Senate by electing 2 democratic candidates who won in the two runoff elections. In 2020-2021, the elections in Georgia became the focus, as Black candidates managed to win several seats at the local level (see US-Georgia 2021 and 2022 Election: High Expectations on Black Democrats Rev Raphael Warnock, Stacey Abrams, and Andre Dickens) . Now, the focus is on the runoff election for the US Senate, between Rev. Raphael Warnock, a democrat and Hershel Walker, a republican.
US 2022 Mid-term Elections have ended,.. sort of. The final results are still expected with anticipation. In fact, apart a few areas, the results are still too early or too close to call. The key Georgia Senate race, between the incumbant Sen. Raphael Warnock and the challenger Herschel Walker, is heading for runoff and many other key races remain too close to call. In general, the results fell short of expected sweeping gains by GOP. But, the losers are somewhere else: social media tech-giant companies..
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