In Tuesday’s exceedingly close senate run-off election in Georgia, incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock won by the slimmest of margins as he disappointingly held back Herschel Walker by a razor thin 51.4% to Walker’s 48.6%. The U.S. Senate is currently split 50-50, with dems having control due to VP Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. Warnock’s win expands their majority in 2023.
Warnock, a senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, is an anomaly, invoking God when it serves his purposes to do so, even as he supports abortion. He stated at a campaign event in Athens Georgia the day prior to the election, “I voted to protect Roe v. Wade, and I would do that again.” Warnock is currently in a legal battle with his ex-wife, Oulèye Ndoye, who has accused him of neglecting to see his children during his custody days and leaving her with unpaid child care expenses.
And though slippery Warnock won the election to a six-year term, he attempts to exploit non-existent “voter suppression.”
“There are those who will look at the outcome of this race and say that there is no voter suppression in Georgia,” Warnock stated. “Let me be clear: Just because people endured long lines that wrapped around buildings some blocks long, just because they endured the rain and the cold and all kinds of tricks in order to vote, doesn’t mean that voter suppression does not exist. It simply means that you the people decided that your voices will not be silenced.”
After Warnock thanked his supporters, he declared, “God should get the glory” for his win.