Warnock and Walker make last pitches to Georgia voters in Senate runoff
Incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker are making their last pitches to voters in the one remaining Senate midterm race within the nation: the hotly contested Georgia runoff.
While Democrats have secured management of the Senate with 50 seats, a Warnock win would solidify their majority in committees. A Walker victory would weaken the Democrats’ grip on the higher chamber.
More than 1.8 million voters have already forged their ballots in early voting for the high-stakes runoff, slated for Tuesday. Friday marked the one largest day of early voting ever, in accordance with Georgia election officers.
Both candidates are pulling out all of the stops within the race, which drew high-profile help this week. President Joe Biden phone-banked for Warnock in Boston and former President Barack Obama made his second journey to the Peach State for the incumbent.
“We can’t rest on our laurels,” Warnock mentioned this week. “It is way too early to do a happy dance.”
Walker pulled out his personal star surrogates, together with high Republican senators and Governor Brian Kemp, who mentioned: “We need Herschel Walker in the United States Senate.”
On the ultimate day of early voting, strains wrapped round one Atlanta-area polling station.
Republican voter Reid Simmons mentioned he helps Walker.
“I’m a lifelong Republican more than anything” he mentioned. “I think 50-50 is far better than 51-49 either way.”
Cindy Watts waited an hour and a half casting her poll for Warnock.
“I’m ready for this to get behind us,” she mentioned, including, “democracy is at stake.”
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