Well, the Senate race in Georgia between Republican candidate Herschel Walker and incumbent radical Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock was so tight it will officially be decided in a runoff election after neither one of the candidates were able to secure 50 percent of the vote, according to most recent projections.
According to the Daily Wire, Decision Desk HQ made the projection for a runoff at 11:42 am Eastern Time Wednesday morning. Georgia secretary of state’s chief operating officer, Gabriel Sterling, stated that the runoff is scheduled for December 6th.
“While county officials are still doing the detailed work on counting the votes, we feel it is safe to say there will be a runoff for the US Senate here in Georgia slated for December 6,” Sterling posted in a tweet early on Wednesday.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made an appearance on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” Wednesday where he said, “Right now we have less than 20,000 total votes still out to be counted. That’s not enough to change the race. So this is headed for a runoff.”
“Warnock, the 53-year-old reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, was first elected to the Senate on January 5, 2021, after defeating GOP candidate Kelly Loeffler in a run-off election. Loeffler had been appointed to serve until an election, having replaced the late Johnny Isakson,” the Daily Wire reported.
Walker, who is new to the realm of politics, spent a lot of his campaign connecting Warnock to the extremely unpopular President Joe Biden, along with painting up the Democrat as being divisive and out-of-touch. This is accurate on all accounts. Most progressives today are far too radical for the average voter. Clearly, that’s the message that has been sent ever since Biden settled into his position in the Oval Office.
“Senator Warnock believes America is a bad country full of racist people,” Walker went on to say in a political ad. “I believe we’re a great country full of generous people. Warnock wants to divide us. I want to bring us together.”
Walker was endorsed by folks like former President Donald Trump, along with national Republican figures such as former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina.
“Polls initially showed that Warnock had a massive advantage over Walker, but the race tightened in the final few months of the campaign, as evidenced by one exclusive Trafalgar/Daily Wire poll released in late October,” the report said. “With a slight focus on social issues, Warnock touted his strong support for abortion right’s throughout the campaign, drawing criticism from fellow Christians for his anti-life stances.”
Something that may have damaged Walker in the election were accusations that popped up claiming he had previously paid for two different women to get abortions. Walker, of course, denied both allegations. The former football legend was also accused by his son of being an absentee father during his childhood.
Nate Hochman with the National Review isn’t too hopeful about the outcome of a runoff election between these two candidates.
“I don’t like the GOP’s odds in a Georgia runoff. Herschel Walker was benefitting heavily from Brian Kemp’s coattails, and Raphael Warnock was handicapped by Stacey Abrams’ weakness. Warnock’s already edging out Walker in that environment—head to head, he’s going to be formidable,” Hochman posted on Twitter.
I don’t like the GOP’s odds in a Georgia runoff. Herschel Walker was benefitting heavily from Brian Kemp’s coattails, and Raphael Warnock was handicapped by Stacey Abrams’ weakness. Warnock’s already edging out Walker in that environment—head to head, he’s going to be formidable. https://t.co/LSGiuFpcV1 pic.twitter.com/9Ylvjaelk8
— Nate Hochman (@njhochman) November 9, 2022
Whether or not the scandalous allegations against Walker played a part in making the race between the two candidates tighter is something that is up for debate. One thing that’s for sure is that Walker and the GOP in the state need to step up their game over the course of the coming weeks.
This race is important. It could end up being critical, particularly if control of the Senate comes to rest on this one seat. Let’s hope it snows red in December.