Warnock Claims of Voter Suppression, His Allies Disagree

Friday, October 21st, 2022

ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released a statement after Democrat Secretary of State nominee Bee Nguyen correctly pointed out that “We have seen, in the past three days [of early voting], record turnout in our state — and record turnout for Black voters.”

These comments come after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Monday, during the first day of early voting, Georgia set a new midterm record for voter turnout.

According to the report, “nearly 123,000 in-person voters casting their ballots, an early sign of strong interest in this year’s elections. Turnout on Monday far exceeded the last midterms in 2018, when about 71,000 people showed up at the start of early voting, according to state election data.”

This voter surge is in stark contrast to Raphael Warnock’s claims on the debate stage last Friday night that voters in Georgia were being suppressed by Georgia’s new voting law. During the debate, Warnock was asked how SB 202 negatively impacted minority voters, to which Warnock responded – “There is no question that SB 202 makes voting harder.”

“Raphael Warnock continues to lie to the people of Georgia and make claims of rampant voter suppression,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “The fact is SB 202 made voting in Georgia easier, more efficient, and more secure. Raphael Warnock voted early in person on Monday, something he still would not be able to do in several states, including New York and New Jersey. The fact is Georgia’s legislature and Governor Kemp improved Georgia’s voting system, and it is time for Raphael Warnock to stop the lies.”