2022 Elections

The Herschel Effect: Voters Dropped Off for Walker in Reliably Red SEGA Counties

As of 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the race was still too close to call. Major areas like Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus still have outstanding ballots yet to be counted.

Though Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker could head to a runoff for Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, Walker’s performance, particularly in a reliably redder area of the state, was somewhat underwhelming on Tuesday.

In nearly every southeast Georgia county, voters overwhelmingly chose Governor Brian Kemp over Stacey Abrams, but then opted not to vote for anyone in the U.S. Senate race or crossed over the ballot to another political party.

An outlier, in Montgomery County, there was no drop off between the Governor’s race and the U.S. Senate race. But Kemp garnered 95 more votes than Walker, meaning 95 voters in Montgomery County opted for Warnock or the Libertarian choice, Chase Oliver.

Note: Chatham County details are with 97% of precincts reporting and the 12:04a.m. update on 11/9/22 – the most recent data available at the time of publishing.

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and a commentator on the 'Let Me Tell You Why You're Wrong Podcast.' Sign up for her weekly newsletter: http://eepurl.com/gzYAZT

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    Eddie Caldwell November 10, 2022

    Where did you get this data? I would like to see it for the whole state. Thanks for all you do Jessica!! =)

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