Georgians are turning out early for the state’s Senate runoff election between Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and his opponent, the professional bumbler and Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC), more than 70,000 people voted on Saturday and another 87,000 people cast their votes on Sunday—including Sen. Warnock himself. All of this happened despite the efforts of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his top lieutenant, Gabriel Sterling, who filed a lawsuit that attempted to disallow Georgians from casting ballots on the weekend after a holiday. Thankfully, the Court of Appeals stepped in and reversed course, allowing early voting on holiday weekends.
”People, especially working people, wage earners are the ones I was thinking about […] who may not have the luxury of voting during a weekday. This gives them one more opportunity, and the people are once again voting with their feet. They’re showing us that they need this. They’re using it,” Warnock said in a press briefing after the GOP’s lawsuit failed to stop weekend voting.
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Meanwhile, Walker has been out on the campaign trail dragging Warnock but neglecting to explain what he would do if actually elected to the Senate—a frightening thought.
“Herschel Walker has no vision for our state or for our country,” Warnock said, according to the AJC, during a rally in early November. “Think about it, we’ve been running now for a little while, and he has yet to tell us what he actually wants to do. Think about that. He’s running for Senate, and he has not even told us what he wants to do.”
What Walker has done is run his mouth incessantly without making an iota of sense.
In a recent ad from Warnock’s camp, several Georgians were asked to listen to clips from Walker’s speeches and, like the rest of us, they were left perplexed, “embarrassed” about his “lack of substance,” and asking, “Why would I want someone like that leading the state of Georgia?”
But it’s not just Walker’s inability to string together a cohesive thought, it’s the ubiquitous lies, the hypocrisy, and his lack of connection to the state he’s running in that leaves so many wondering how we even arrived at a Senate runoff. Despite Democrats successfully running for national office in recent elections and giving the state a purplish hue, the Georgia offices of the governor, attorney general, and down the line, including the House and Senate, all remain under Republican control.
There’s hope, though, and Georgia’s Democrats understand that Warnock’s win is hardly in the bag yet. So, despite Gov. Brian Kemp’s recent win over Stacey Abrams and his horrific voter suppression bill SB 202, we’re out in force from Atlanta to Savannah to cast our ballots.
In recent days, Walker’s given a few interviews, primarily to conservative outlets.
Here are a few gems from the Heisman Trophy winner and former President Trump-backed candidate.
And if you’re confused about why such an ill-prepared and undeserving candidate is even in the race, look no further than a recent appearance Walker made with Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz.
And the meme that followed:
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