We’re finally here: At long last, we’re about to be done with the 2022 midterm elections.
The U.S. Senate was mostly settled within a few days of the November 8 election, with Democrats retaining control of the chamber. But neither candidate in the Georgia race won a majority of the vote, forcing a runoff between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
While it doesn’t seem like it matters much — Democrats could control the chamber 51-49 instead of 50-50 if Warnock wins — there’s still a lot at stake in the single remaining race. And it’s all about power.
Much will change with the control of this last Senate seat.
For the first two years of President Joe Biden’s term, Republicans and Democrats have been split 50-50 (which makes Vice President Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote). Read more…