(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Wisconsin Democrat Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes finally stopped election-denying and conceded defeat Wednesday to incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., in a key win that kept GOP hopes alive of retaking majority control of the U.S. Senate.
Johnson, a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump and a fierce critic of the Biden administration, was targeted as one the Democrats’s best bets to flip a Senate seat. It didn’t happen, despite fake news media refusing to officially call the race for Johnson until Wednesday, long after it became obvious he had built an insurmountable lead.
The corporate media is refusing to call a race that is over.
The votes are in. In all Democrat strongholds, municipalities are reporting 100% of wards are in and counted.
There are some counties that have anywhere from 3-10% of the votes outstanding.
— Ron Johnson (@RonJohnsonWI) November 9, 2022
“There is no path mathematically for Lt. Gov. Barnes to overcome his 27,374 vote deficit. This race is over,” Johnson said in a statement that ripped the media’s partisan hackery.
“Truth has prevailed over lies and the politics of personal destruction. I want to thank my family and everyone who supported me and worked so hard to save this U.S. Senate seat,” Johnson wrote.
“I will do everything I can to help make things better for Wisconsinites and to heal and unify our country.”
The race was called for Johnson with 95% of precincts reporting and the Republican incumbent leading 50.5% to 49.5%, the Daily Mail reported.
While Johnson’s win held a seat critical to GOP control of the Senate, Republicans will still need help from races in Arizona and Nevada, where ballots are still being tallied, and in Georgia, where the tilt between incumbent Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock and challenger Herschel Walker is headed to a Dec. 6 run-off.
“The vote counts barely moved overnight in two western battlegrounds: Nevada, where Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto was trailing Adam Laxalt, and Arizona, where Sen. Mark Kelly was leading Blake Masters,” the Mail reported.
“It means the majority is still up for grabs, but Democrats had the momentum after the GOP capped off a disappointing night that fell short of their predicted red wave.”
Alaska’s race also guarantees to send a Republican to the Senate. The question is whether it will be an America First, Trump-endorsed candidate Kelly Tshibaka or a RINO, Mitch McConnell-endorsed Senator Lisa Murkowski remains unanswered.