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+3 votes

Raphael Warnock:

Herschel Walker:

On the allegations made against him, which he continued to characterize as lies:  "If that had happened, it's nothing to be ashamed of."

Regarding his education, in a radio interview (it's on tape): "And people say, 'Herschel, you played football.' But I said, 'Guys, I also was valedictorian of my class. I also was in the top 1% of my graduating class in college.'"

On Climate Change: "So what we do is we're going to put, from the 'Green New Deal,' millions or billions of dollars cleaning our good air up. So all of a sudden China and India ain't putting nothing in there--cleaning that situation up.  So all with that bad air, it's still three.  But since we don't control the air, our good air decide to float over to China, bad air.  So when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. And now we've got to clean that back up."

On family values: [The Father of Black Families too often] "leaves the boys alone so they'll be raised by their mom. If you have a child with a woman, even if you have to leave that woman--even if you have to leave that woman--you don't leave that child."

Asked about his top concerns about "women's issues," Walker said, "Crime is very, very important [to them], This economy is tough, because they gotta buy groceries... and gas prices are up..."


Runoff election on December 6 between the two candidates.  Character is apparently not an issue for those who voted for Walker.

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Does a run off just mean everyone just vote again?

Trump paved the way for people like Walker and that nutter ex TV presenter,  anything goes now.

I mean, let's not kid ourselves, if the Democrats could fix elections idiots like MTG wouldn't have a chance to make laws.

That how you know its a big lie 

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In some states (and Georgia is one of them), if the "winner" has a plurality but not a majority of the votes, then there is a runoff election between the top two candidates.  Several European countries have this for their national elections.  I believe France is one such country.  This happens when there are more than two candidates on the ballot, and  no single candidate garners 50% or more of the votes cast.

In Georgia, there were three candidates on the ballot:  Democrat Raphael Warnock, Republican Herschel Walker, and Libertarian Chase Oliver.  Oliver pulled in about 2% of the vote, and Walker and Warnock essentially split the rest, scoring about 49% each. At this juncture, Warnock has a few more votes than Walker, but not enough to get to 50%.  This means there will be a runoff election on December 6 for the seat.

In 2020, there were runoff elections for both the Senate seats in Georgia, and they were held on January 5, 2021.  The polls suggested that at best, Democrats could win one of those seats, making the Republican majority 51-49. Incredibly, the Democrats (Warnock was one of those candidates) won BOTH of them, creating the 50-50 split in the Senate.  Tie votes are decided by the Vice President, who is the "overseer" of the Senate votes, and votes only in case of a tie.  Since the Vice President is Democratic, all ties will go to the Democrats, which is why they say that the Democrats control the Senate even though the seats are evenly divided at 50-50.  This big news, however, was pretty much swallowed up by the OTHER events of the following day, January 6, 2021...  you know that story.  :-)

SO... yes, a runoff between Walker and Warnock is scheduled for December 6.

MY thinking is this:  IF--and that's a big "if"--the Democrats already have 50 seats by December 6 (we'll have to wait and see: there are about four races yet to be decided), then it really won't matter who wins the runoff election in Georgia.  The Democrats will control the Senate with either 50-50 or 51-49, so what's the difference, essentially.  That makes me think that a lot of Georgia voters who held their noses and voted for Walker just to try to flip the Senate to the Republicans, well, they won't have the incentive to do that, so they will either stay home ("my vote doesn't count") or will switch their vote to Warnock ("since it won't matter, I'm voting for the better man and not the party line").  *I* think Warnock will win handily in that scenario.

However, if the runoff will decide control of the Senate (meaning Republicans have 50 seats sewed up and the Democrats have 49 seats in their corner), then all bets are off again, and it will be a madhouse.

The one wild card in the race will be what happens with Donald Trump.  Should he declare for the Presidential race in 2024 in the next couple of weeks (he probably will), then it is likely he won't be able to keep his mouth shut about the Georgia runoff election.  His words had a damping effect in 2021 when he said the election was fixed and fraudulent (despite the facts proving otherwise), his followers were resigned--why vote if the results are going to be fixed anyway?  As a result, not as many Republican voters showed up for that runoff.  So if Trump puts his foot in his mouth again, it could hurt Walker.  Even Trump's public endorsement of Walker might bring a chilling effect on the Georgia voters.  They may not want to vote for Walker because they their vote would be for Trump, etc.  

But it sure will be a spectacle worth watching. Stay tuned!

+3 votes

Every time you think conservatives can’t go any lower, they surprise you. They’d vote for Mussolini if he had an “R” next to his name. 

by (2,506,730 points)

FAR too true.

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It seems to me Republicans, like Democrats will vote for the D or R next to the name regardless of what the person does. I know to be true because I've done it myself. However I had no idea there were so many of them in Georgia. lol

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