On May 24, 2022, the Georgia Republican Party will hold its primary to determine which Republican candidate will run in the state’s general election on November 8, 2022.
A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate they believe should be their political party’s candidate for elected office to run in the general election (finally elected to office.) The general election will be held on November 8, 2022
Georgia utilizes an open primary system. That means any registered voter can vote in a particular party’s primary without being a registered member of that party.
In other words, you do not have to be a Republican to vote for Herschel Walker.
Seven Republicans are running in the primary to challenge democrat Raphael Warnock for the Georgia US senate seat.
Leading the pack is Herschel Walker, one of the greatest college and National Football League players of all time and a businessman.
President Donald Trump has given Herschel Walker his “Complete and Total Endorsement” and praised him as “a friend, a Patriot and an outstanding American who is going to be a GREAT United States Senator.”
The Republican establishment nationally and in Georgia is behind him including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel. He has high favorability ratings and support from self-identified moderate Republicans.
Polls show Herschel has a sizable lead over the other Republican candidates in securing his party’s nomination.
The other candidates include:
Gary Black, the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture.
Josh Clark was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives,
Kelvin King, an African American, who served 5 years in the Air Force and owns a construction firm.
Jonathan McCollum, an African American, who served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, and
Latham Saddler, a former Navy SEAL officer and served as Director of Intelligence Programs on the National Security Council in the Trump administration.
In the U.S., immigrants now represent nearly 10% of all eligible voters. In California, immigrants representing 21% of eligible voters!
In Georgia, 6.2% of all voters are immigrants. The immigrant vote in Georgia is increasingly becoming decisive in the outcome of elections.
In 2016, President Trump won or lost 13 battleground states by five percentage points.
In the November 2022 midterm elections, immigrant voters in Georgia could decide the outcome of the election for the seat currently held by democrat Warnock.
Voter registration in Georgia shows fascinating trends.
In 2020, democrat Raphael Warnock won the senate seat by 51% (2,288,923) against Republican Kelly Loeffler 49% (2,195,373) or by 93,550 votes.
The number of Black registered voters in Georgia increased by about 130,000 between Oct. 11, 2016, and Oct. 5, 2020, the largest increase among all major racial and ethnic groups.
The number of Latino and White registered voters increased by roughly the same amount, each by 95,000, despite there being far fewer Latino than White existing registered voters (260,000 vs. 3.8 million).
The number of Asian registered voters increased by 63,000, a substantial amount relative to the group’s Oct. 5, 2020, total (188,000).”
A January 2022 Atlanta Constitution report asserted, “Since 2010, the Black immigrant community in Atlanta grew by 165%.”
That report concluded:
Out of all U.S. metro areas, Atlanta holds the fourth largest Black immigrant population, with roughly 190,000 Black immigrants in 2019. That puts metro Atlanta ahead of Boston (180,000 Black immigrants) and behind Washington, D.C. (260,000).
The largest number of African immigrants to the U.S. have historically come from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana and Kenya.
Accurate census data is hard to come by, but various estimates suggest there are between 25 and 40 thousand persons of Ethiopian ancestry in the state of Georgia.
There are dozens of Ethiopian churches, mosques and other civic organizations in Georgia.
The 2022 midterm election for the Georgia senate seat will pivot on the votes of Black, Latino, Asian, Ethiopian, Eritrean, Somali, Caribbean and other immigrant voters.
In 2020, democrat Warnock benefitted from a high turnout of Black voters amidst the chaos of Covid 19 and the controversy surrounding Trump.
In 2022, it is highly likely a Black democrat (Warnock) and a Black republican (Walker) will face off in the general election on November 8, 2022.
I believe the vast majority of democratic African American voters will likely yawn and let the election pass by. Indeed, what has Warnock or the democratic party done for them since Biden became president?
It must never be forgotten that African Americans made Biden president.
Biden’s anemic presidential campaign got its irreversible boost in the South Carolina primary powered by strong black support.
“Biden solidified his place as the front-runner through a series of wins in Southern states on Super Tuesday, with (mostly older) African Americans in those states backing him in larger numbers.”
Remember, remember Virginia 2021 November!
Ethiopian- Eritrean- and Somali Americans made a difference in Virginia in November 2021.
They helped elect Republican Glenn Youngkin, a first-time candidate, political newcomer and a virtual unknown beat the longtime democratic bagman and party hack Terry McAuliffe.
Youngkin got 51.0% of the votes and McAuliffe 48.3, a difference of 86,020 votes.
They helped elect the first black Republican female lieutenant governor in Virginia.
They helped elect a Republican to the office of Attorney General.
In 2020, Biden won Virginia by 10 points.
Independent voters abandoned McAuliffe by double-digits.
So did Ethiopian American, Eritrean America and Somali American voters in Virginia who voted to dump McAuliffe.
They all felt betrayed and made suckers by the Democrats.
In the memorable words of George Bush II, “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.”
Ethiopian American voters in Georgia must not be fooled again by the Democrats!!!
Vote for Herschel Walker!
I have set my reasons why Georgia voters should send Herschel Walker to the US Senate in my April 17, 2022 commentary, which I recommend to the reader.
On May 24, 2022, Ethiopian American and all other first and second generation immigrant Americans should ask themselves one and only one question:
ARE YOU BETTER OFF TODAY THAN YOU WERE BEFORE BIDEN AND WARNOCK TOOK OFFICE?
If you are, please do NOT vote for Herschel Walker.
Vote for and return Raphael Warnock to the US Senate as you must enjoy high inflation, high crime, high interest rates, high food and gas prices on Planet Obama/Biden New World Order.
I urge you to vote for Herschel Walker. Vote America First!
Remember, remember May 24, 2022, pre-DD Day — Drive DemocRATs and democraTICK party outta Congress Day.