Herschel Walker ‘Shocked’ He Didn’t Sweep in Home County: Report
- According to The Daily Beast Walker was “shocked” that he did not receive 100% of the vote in his county last month.
- Johnson County was carried 74%-26% by Republican over Warnock. However, the Republican was still stunned by the result.
- Walker reportedly stated, “I’m calling the sheriff to have him find out who didn’t vote,”
In the November general election, statewide Republican candidates — from Gov. Brian Kemp to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — were overwhelmingly victorious at the ballot box in Georgia.
While Democrats have made significant gains in the state, the mainstream conservatives performed strongly at statewide levels in the general elections.
But then-Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker — the University of Georgia football legend who largely ran his campaign independent of Kemp and the other statewide GOP candidates — was the exception, underperforming across the state. Walker received 48.5% of the vote, compared with incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock’s 49%. triggeredA runoff was necessary if neither candidate received at minimum 50% of the votes to win an outright victory.
Walker was particularly interested in the results from Johnson County. Wrightsville is the county seat. This small city was where Walker grew up and was a star player on the high school football teams.
Walker beat Warnock in Johnson County 74%-26% last month, but the Republican was still stunned by the result. according to The Daily Beast.
According to a staffer who spoke to the news outlet, Walker felt that he should have received 100% in the countywide vote. According to the report, Walker was also upset that Kemp had slightly outperformed him during the gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams.
According to Walker’s aide, who spoke with The Daily Beast, Walker said that he would call The Sheriff and have him find out who did not vote for him.
Walker received 2,484 votes, Warnock received 869 votes in Johnson County, November. Kemp earned 2,504 votes, compared to Abrams’ only 867 votes.
Walker’s staff soon realized that the race would go to a December 6th runoff after the remaining results were in. They also knew that they would need to run on a ballot that did not include Kemp.
During the general election campaign, Walker and Kemp never appeared together at an official event, but shortly after the runoff kicked off, they made their first joint campaign appearance in Smyrna, Ga. — a city in the pivotal Atlanta suburbCobb County
Kemp was willing to lend his GOP operation to Walker in the runoff. But, in the end, the former football star was unable to capitalizeThe popular Republican governor’s support.
Warnock on Tuesday defeatedWalker won the second round 51.4%-48.6%. This earned him a full six-year term as Senator and denied Republicans a desired win. Warnock won 967 votes (29%) in the Johnson County runoff, compared to Walker’s 2,419 votes (71%).
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