Georgia’s GOP Lieutenant Governor Reveals Why He Didn’t Vote For Herschel Walker
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- December 2, 2022
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Georgia’s Republican Lt. gov. Geoff Duncan said he did not vote for his party’s Senate nominee Herschel Walker in the runoff between himself and Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
Duncan said he waited in line for about an hour to cast his ballot, but ended up not being able to pick a candidate.
“It was the most disappointing ballot I’ve ever stared at in my entire life since I started voting,” Duncan told CNN’s AC360 this week. “I had two candidates that I couldn’t find anything meaningful to vote for, so I left that ballot box, showed up to vote, but didn’t vote for either of them.”
Duncan, a frequent critic of Trump, is not seeking re-election.
When asked if there was anything Walker could have done to win his vote, Duncan said he and other Republicans across the country “just want real leadership.” Duncan said Walker should have pushed back on Donald Trump’s false allegations of voter fraud and also denounced his recent dinner with white supremacist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes, instead of remaining silent.
“Those were ways to convince the suburbs that you were a serious player who didn’t want to be Donald Trump’s puppet,” Duncan told CNN’s John Berman.
Walker was endorsed by Trump in the Republican primary.
In an op-ed by CNN last month, Duncan Walker previously advised appealing to the former president to stay out of the race, get help from Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and also Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for him advertise to support him win on December 6th.
Trump has stayed out of the picture, not contributing a single dime to the candidate’s campaign in the final weeks of this election. Kemp, on the other hand, has been a vocal supporter of Walker following his own election victory last month. According to Politico, DeSantis has so far only contributed through appeals for donations.
Duncan, who describes himself as a “proven conservative,” has also criticized current President Joe Biden’s policies.
While the state broke daily records for early voting in this election, it’s unlikely to surpass turnout for the 2021 runoff that helped Democrats gain control of the Senate, according to the New York Times.
Tuesday’s runoff will decide who will fill that seat for the next six years.