Georgia’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Says He Didn’t Vote for Herschel Walker

Georgia Lt. Gov Geoff Duncan (R) told CNN on Wednesday that he didn’t cast a ballot for GOP candidate Herschel Walker in the state’s Senate runoff election. “I showed up to vote this morning,” Duncan said. “I was one of those folks who got in line and spent about an hour waiting, and it was the most disappointing ballot I’ve ever stared at in my entire life since I started voting.” As a Republican… Source Source / Read More: Georgia’s Republican Lieutenant Governor Says He Didn’t Vote for Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker Hasn’t Answered Reporters’ Questions Since Start of October

Herschel Walker, former NFL star turned Republican nominee for Georgia senator, has not spoken to reporters on the campaign trail in nearly two months, according to reporting from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While he has granted interview requests to news agencies that frequently platform right-wing talking points, Walker has refused to speak with media at public events in his campaign to win the runoff election contest against Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia) — a move that is unusual, as “earned media” is considered a vital part of any political campaign. According to the Atlanta-based newspaper, Walker has not answered any questions from…

Poor People’s Campaign Mobilizing Low-Income Voters Ahead of Georgia Runoff

Economic justice advocates in Georgia are mobilizing ahead of next month’s runoff U.S. Senate election in the state, working to convince low-income residents who lack access to healthcare and living wages to back Democratic Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock. The Georgia Poor People’s Campaign announced late Wednesday that it is launching a statewide canvassing, text-banking, and social media campaign to reach out to millions of Georgia voters who are low-income, calling the push their “If We Ever Needed To Vote, We Sure Do Need To Vote Now Tour.” “It ain’t over yet, and every vote must be cast to count,” said…

Raphael Warnock Leads Herschel Walker by 4 Points in Runoff Election Poll

A new poll in Georgia finds that Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is 4 points ahead of his Republican opponent, former NFL running back Herschel Walker, in their runoff election contest scheduled for December 6. The two candidates will square off in a rematch of their midterm contest earlier this month. Georgia law requires candidates to attain a majority of votes in order to win an election. Although Warnock defeated Walker by nearly 40,000 votes, the Democrat did not reach the 50 percent-plus-one-vote threshold needed to remain in office. No other candidates will be on the runoff ballot. In the new…

If Democrats Win in Georgia They Will Be Rid of Power Sharing Rules in Senate

Although it’s likely that Democrats will maintain control of the Senate in the next session of Congress, experts warn that the Georgia runoff election between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and his challenger Herschel Walker (R) remains critical for the party. Democrats have attained 50 seats in the Senate, which — along with Vice President Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote — technically means they’ll run the Senate chamber no matter what. But a 50-50 split still comes with significant limitations. Certain rules in the Senate do not hinge on the vice president’s tie-breaking vote, and thus require the establishment of a power-sharing…

“He Is Not Ready”: Raphael Warnock Blasts No-Show Herschel Walker During Debate

Sen. Raphael Warnock on Sunday blasted his Republican opponent Herschel Walker — represented at the Atlanta debate by an empty podium to the Democratic incumbent’s left — for lying about his “well-documented history of violence” and opposing student debt relief, prescription drug price reforms, and other popular policy moves. “I think Herschel Walker, if he were here, should tell the people of Georgia why he thinks they should pay for expensive insulin and pharmaceutical companies should be able to charge us whatever they like,” Warnock said, referring to Walker’s opposition to the Inflation Reduction Act, a law that includes a…

Herschel Walker Complains That Journalists Are Asking What He’ll Do if Elected

Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for Georgia’s Senate seat, has refused to answer questions about the actions he will take if he wins office. Walker has made his stances on certain topics known, including his belief that abortion should be banned outright with no exceptions whatsoever. But journalists in Georgia have struggled to pinpoint where he stands on a number of issues, noting that the candidate has spoken in “generalities” when it comes to the legislation that he would support if he defeats his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock, in this year’s midterm race. When asked to delve into…

Judge Rejects Lindsey Graham’s Arguments to Avoid Grand Jury Testimony

A federal judge has rejected a motion from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) that would have allowed him to avoid testifying before a special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, which is investigating attempts by him and other allies to former President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 presidential election results in the state. Trump famously told Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — who is in charge of supervising elections in Georgia — to “find” him the exact number of votes needed to overturn President Joe Biden’s win in the state, threatening him and his legal counsel with the…

EPA Proposal to Limit PFAS in Drinking Water May Boost Grassroots Efforts

Rome, Georgia — The intake pumps that once drew 6 million gallons of water a day from the Oostanaula River now sit mostly dormant in this northwestern Georgia city. Local officials contend that years of contamination miles upstream sent toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, into Rome’s water supply, rendering it potentially dangerous for the city’s roughly 37,000 residents. A water source switch from the Oostanaula and added treatment have reduced the traces of the chemicals running through residents’ taps, but they have not eliminated PFAS from the community’s water supply. Test results that found contamination in Rome…

Candidates Running for Senate in 2022 Midterms Have Raised Nearly $1 Billion

Candidates running for U.S. Senate have collectively raised more than $970 million, according to data from federal campaign finance filings analyzed by OpenSecrets, which includes candidates who lost in primaries. More than $138 million of the money flowing into U.S. Senate races came from candidates self-financing their own campaigns. When voters across the country cast their vote in November, 35 Senate seats will be on the ballot. Of those seats, 14 are controlled by Democratic incumbents and 21 by Republicans. No incumbents are running in seven of these races — one seat is currently held by a Democrat and six…

Poll Shows Warnock Leading Walker, Abrams Tied With Kemp, in Georgia Races

A Quinnipiac University poll published on Wednesday suggests that Democratic candidates running for Senate and governor in Georgia are faring much better than they were just a few months ago — and are on possible paths to victory come November. The poll asked voters which candidates they’d prefer to vote for if the election were being held today. In the governor’s race, Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams tied with Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, in a rematch of their 2018 gubernatorial race in which Abrams narrowly (and controversially) lost. Both candidates received 48 percent support from respondents in the poll. When it…

Watergate Prosecutor Says Trump Has “Zero Defense” in Georgia Inquiry

A former Watergate prosecutor says that former President Donald Trump has “zero defense” when it comes to an ongoing criminal inquiry in Georgia regarding the 2020 presidential contest. Nick Akerman, who served on the Watergate prosecution team and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, told MSNBC’s “The Katie Phang Show” that a phone call Trump made to Georgian election officials is most likely “going to send Donald Trump to prison.” Trump and his lawyers phoned Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the Secretary’s lawyer Ryan Germany, and other state officials in early January…

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