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The Devil Went Down to Georgia

Posted on | November 15, 2020 | 1 Comment

What has happened to my native state? Last night on The Other Podcast with John Hoge, I discussed some of the numbers from the presidential vote in Georgia where, we are told, Joe Biden won by about 14,000 votes. How could this happen? Well, you can start by comparing this year’s election to 2016, when Trump beat Clinton in Georgia 50.4% to 45.4% with a margin of 211,141 votes. Trump increased his vote total from about 2.1 million votes in 2016 to nearly 2.5 million in 2020, an almost 18% increase. However, Biden’s total in 2020 was nearly 32% more than Hillary got four years ago. The Democratic gain was concentrated in a handful of counties; in Fulton County (Atlanta) for example, Biden got about 84,000 votes more than Clinton. Biden’s margin of nearly a quarter-million votes in Fulton County — 381,144 to Trump’s 137,240 — was sufficient to account entirely for his victory; that is to say, Trump won the state except for Atlanta. We shall see if that result withstands a recount, but meanwhile there’s this . . .

Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler unleashed an onslaught this week against Rev. Raphael Warnock, trying to portray her Democratic opponent and the 15-year leader of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic church in Atlanta as an anti-police Marxist who will destroy America.
Warnock has described the arc of his life from the Savannah projects to Dr. King’s pulpit in Atlanta, and recently preempted personal attacks in an ad poking fun at negative campaigning. But the Loeffler campaign hopes to undercut the Democratic candidate’s image before the runoff election on January 5, one of two that are expected to determine which party controls the Senate.
Loeffler said on Wednesday that if she and Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue win, they will “save the country.”
Loeffler and Perdue have labeled their campaigns against Warnock and Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff as a grand fight between the United States and socialism . . .

The fact that both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are up for election, and that both are headed to a runoff, needs to be explained. Last December, former Sen. Johnny Isaacson resigned because of his health, and Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to finish Isaacson’s term, with a special election this year to fill the seat. For some reason that I don’t understand, this special election took the form of a “jungle primary,” with multiple candidates from every party running on the same ballot. Of course, the issue quickly boiled down to (a) whether Loeffler could fend off Republican rival Rep. Doug Collins, and (b) which of several candidates would become the Democratic opponent. Loeffler beat Collins 26%-20% — that is to say, the two leading Republicans got a combined 46% of the “jungle primary” vote — and Warnock became the Democratic nominee with 32.9%, which is nearly two-thirds of the total Democratic vote.

Meanwhile, in the regular Senate election, incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue seemed to be cruising to victory on Election Night against Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff until — with the addition of the same suspicious late votes that allegedly tipped the state to Biden — Perdue’s total was reduced to a few thousand less than the majority needed to avoid a runoff. As with the Biden vote, this was entirely explained by the results in Fulton County, where Ossoff ran up a 220,000-vote margin. That is why both Senate races are now headed to a runoff, with Republicans needing to win both seats if Mitch McConnell is to retain GOP control in the Senate. Almost certainly, the two Georgia seats will go the same way; it is unlikely that voters would split tickets, especially with millions of out-of-state dollars flooding in to “nationalize” this election. And so if one of the Democrats loses, probably both of them will lose.

This is why Raphael Warnock has a target on his back:

Rev. Raphael Warnock, the Democrat candidate for Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff race, said in a speech in 2016 that “America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness.”
“If it is true that a man who has dominated the news and poisoned the discussion for months needs to repent, then it is doubly true that a nation that can produce such a man and make his vitriol go viral needs to repent,” Warnock said in an address at Atlanta’s Candler School of Theology right before the 2016 presidential election.
“No matter what happens next month, more than a third of the nation that would go along with this is reason to be afraid,” Warnock emphasized. “America needs to repent for its worship of whiteness on full display.” . . .
Warnock’s mentor, Dr. James Cone, fought against “satanic whiteness” and called for the “destruction of everything white” in society.

Read all of that, and when you’re done, next read about Warnock’s radical mentor, a proponent of Marxist “black liberation theology.”



 

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