Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
ATLANTA – Today, Team Herschel released a statement following the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting that yesterday, 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.”
“Although Georgians are turning out to vote in droves, Raphael Warnock has continued to lie to the people of Georgia, claiming that there is rampant voter suppression across the state,” said campaign spokesman Will Kiley. “The facts show that despite the lies that drove the MLB to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, more and more Georgians are voting. Even CNN reported ‘record turnout and long lines mark first day of early voting in Georgia.’ This isn’t the first time Warnock has lied to Georgians, and it surely won’t be the last.”