While several states offered a number of déjà vu moments, Georgia perhaps offers one of the greatest moments of déjà vu of all.
Not only was Stacey Abrams resoundingly defeated in her pitiable gubernatorial run, but it appears that the race for the Senate, specifically between incumbent Raphael Warnock and Hershel Walker, will result in a run-off election in December.
As neither candidate has secured 50 percent of the vote, both are set for running againt each other yet again in December, as confirmed by Gabriel Sterling, who serves as the chief operating officer for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
“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 U.S. Senate here in Georgia slated for December 6,” Sterling remarked.
Such an election will be quite consequential, especially as it will likely serve as the tiebreaker for who will win control of the Senate for 2022.
And it is extremely clear that the number of votes left to be counted will swing the state into a favorable situation for a run-off, which Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger affirms.
“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,” Raffensperger remarked.
And what a run-off it will be.
Warnock, who has been largely quiet relative to other loudmouth senators, is hardly the prize to get the country back on track, especially considering the rather glib falsities he has gotten into trouble with.
“I’ll work with anybody to get things done for the people of Georgia,” Warnock brayed.
So ready to “get things done” for Georgians that he’s voted in line with Biden virtually every single time, which Walker points out.
At a recent rally, Walker noted that Warnock clearly shows where his real ideology lies, which is specifically aligned with whatever the Democrats happen to say at the moment.
“You went to Washington to say you gonna represent Georgia and you decide to represent Joe Biden. You went to Washington and say you gonna represent the people but yet you voted with him 96 percent of the time,” Walker remarked.
No wonder Warnock had limited feedback regarding a run-off with Walker when pressed by the press.
“I think that there is bipartisan agreement that we (would) rather not have politics and Thanksgiving mixed together,” Warnock joked.
Well, Thanksgiving is two weeks away, but apparently Warnock was reluctant to stir the pot, given how close Walker may well be to snatching his seat away.
Especially given Walker’s intense patriotism.
In one of his more prominent ads, Walker asserted his love for America and American values.
“Senator Warnock believes America is a bad country full of racist people. I believe we’re a great country full of generous people. Warnock wants to divide us. I want to bring us together,” Walker declared.
Nikki Haley took things even a step further at a Walker rally, where she openly called for Warnock to be “deported” over his bizarre positions on the border.
“Legal immigrants are more patriotic than the leftists these days … They worked to come into America, and they love America. They want the laws followed in America. So, the only person we need to make sure we deport is Warnock,” Haley declared.
Unfortunately, Walker may be weakened by the realities of an election taking place weeks after Abrams’ resounding defeat.
Nate Hochul of the The National Review illuminates this reality, which hopefully will not arise in the run-off election.
“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,” Hochul remarked.
One can only hope that moronic moves by the Dems in the coming weeks will bolster Walker’s chance of victory … and retaking the Senate.
Author: Ofelia Thornton