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Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor Says He Didn’t Vote for Herschel Walker or Raphael Warnock in Senate Runoff

アトランタ, GA - 12月 18: これは. ラファエル・ワーノック, D-Ga attends the 38th Annual Atlanta UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball at Atlanta Marriott Marquis on December 18, 2021 アトランタで, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage); ニューヨーク, 新着 - 11月 20: Former professional football player Herschel Walker visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 20, 2017 ニューヨーク市で. (シンディ・オード/ゲッティイメージズの写真)

アトランタ, GA - 12月 18: これは. ラファエル・ワーノック, D-Ga attends the 38th Annual Atlanta UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball at Atlanta Marriott Marquis on December 18, 2021 アトランタで, Georgia.(photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage); ニューヨーク, 新着 - 11月 20: Former professional football player Herschel Walker visits the SiriusXM Studios on November 20, 2017 ニューヨーク市で. (シンディ・オード/ゲッティイメージズの写真)

ラファエル・ワーノック, ハーシェルウォーカー.
写真: Prince Williams / Wireimage; シンディオード/ゲッティ

Georgia’s Senate runoff election might be one of the most hotly contested in the country, but the state’s lieutenant governor says he is unimpressed with both candidates.

In a Wednesday interview, Republican Lt. 政府. Geoff Duncan told CNN’s John Berman that he spentabout an hourwaiting in line to vote and, once he made it to the voting booth, was confronted withthe most disappointing ballot I’ve ever stared at in my entire life.

彼は続けた: “I had two candidates that I just couldn’t find anything that made sense for me to put my vote behind, and so I walked out of that ballot box showing up to vote but not voting for either one of them.

Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan speaks to the media in his office during the opening day of the year for the general session of the state legislature, 月曜日, 1月. 13, 2020 アトランタで.

Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan speaks to the media in his office during the opening day of the year for the general session of the state legislature, 月曜日, 1月. 13, 2020 アトランタで.

Geoff Duncan.
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Georgia’s Senate runoff, which is set for Tuesday, 12月. 6, comes after Republican ハーシェルウォーカー and Democrat ラファエル・ワーノック received nearly equal shares of votes in November’s general election, with neither reaching the required 50% vote threshold to win the race outright.

これは. Warnock, 53, has been down the runoff road before, as the same situation occurred in 2020. The reverend then won during round two in Jan. 2021. It was the first time since 2014 that Democrats gained control of the state, as 35-year-old Jon Ossoff also won for the Democratic Party that year.

The campaign marks the first foray into politics for Warnock’s Republican challenger, former football star Walker, who has been mired in controversy in recent months due to allegations that the anti-choice candidate quietly urged two women to get abortions — claims he has vehemently denied.

Former President Donald Trump hugs Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., 土曜日, 9月. 25, 2021.

Former President Donald Trump hugs Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., 土曜日, 9月. 25, 2021.

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Duncan has blamed Walker’s failure to win the general election on a close relationship with former President ドナルド・トランプ, who endorsed Walker early on in the race.

で話す CNN after the elections, Duncan said an association with the former president is adrag factor,” 言って, “Everybody who’s tightly associated with Donald Trump — and we watched it play out all over the country in these races — certainly watched it play out in Georgia, つまり, the drag factor is tangible.

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論説, Duncan further elaborated on hisbelief that the continued presence of former President Donald Trump is an inhibitor to our party’s success.

For Walker to salvage a victory,” Duncan wrote, he’ll need to pick up the phone: “初め, dial Mar-a-Lago and ask Trump to stay home.