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More than 1 million people have voted early in Georgia
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More than 1 million people have voted early in Georgia

More than one million people have already voted in Georgia's 2022 elections, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday."As of Wednesday morning, Georgia is well over the One Million mark with 1,017,732 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting," said Raffensperger, adding, "Georgia has had record Early Voting turnout since the first day of Early Voting this year, surging to nearly twice the number on the first day of Early Voting in 2018." Raffensperger celebrated the milestone on Twitter, congratulating Georgia voters and thanking local election officials. Congratulations, Georgia voters! We've reached 1 MILLION cast votes. Election officials deserve our thanks for rising to the challenge & working hard to serve our communities. Early Voting w...
Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock face off over abortion and the economy in highly anticipated Senate debate
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Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock face off over abortion and the economy in highly anticipated Senate debate

Savannah –  Senate hopefuls Sen. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker faced off Friday night in their first and only scheduled debate before the election, addressing a wide range of topics crucial to the state's voters.  Both candidates pledged in their opening statements to be strong advocates for Georgia in Washington. Warnock said he grew up in public housing down the road from where the debate was being held, telling viewers that "only in America is my story possible." The candidates discussed many issues critical to the state, including the economy, election integrity and abortion. Throughout the debate, Walker repeatedly tried to link Warnock to President Biden, telling voters that Warnock has voted 96% of the time with the president.  Warno...
Herschel Walker denies paying for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009
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Herschel Walker denies paying for a girlfriend’s abortion in 2009

Herschel Walker, the Georgia Republican nominee for Senate, paid for an abortion for a woman he was dating in 2009, The Daily Beast reported Monday night. Walker vehemently denied the story, called it a "flat-out lie" and threatened to sue the outlet. CBS News has not confirmed the allegations and reporting by The Daily Beast.The Daily Beast reported that Walker "urged" the woman to get an abortion because "the time wasn't right for a baby." After she had the procedure, the story says that she received a $700 check from him and a "get well" card. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Georgia, Herschel Walker, speaks at a campaign event on September 9, 2022 in Gwinnett, Georgia. Megan Varner / Getty Images ...
Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock: The preacher and the politician
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Sen. Reverend Raphael Warnock: The preacher and the politician

Raphael Warnock might have two job titles, but spend enough time with him, and you'll see a lot of overlap between the preacher and the politician. At an appearance at his campaign office, he said, "You elected me, you joined my congregation!"CBS News' John Dickerson asked Warnock, "What's the difference between a political speech and a sermon?""Oh, for me, I don't know that there's much difference!" he laughed. Senator Warnock made history last year when he became the first African American elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia, a state that had two segregationist senators when he was born in 1968. Reverend Warnock's other job title is senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the storied Atlanta congregation where John Lewis worshipped and where b...