WABE's Week In Review: Warnock wins and the Georgia GOP reassesses its style — Kemp or Trump?
Warnock defeats Walker…
“After a hard-fought campaign, or should I say campaigns, it is my honor to utter the four most powerful words ever spoken in a democracy: the people have spoken.” @ReverendWarnock declaring victory pic.twitter.com/eq0oMLQwT3— Sam Gringlas (@gringsam) December 7, 2022
Georgia Votes 2022: Herschel Walker Concedes— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) December 7, 2022
“There's no excuses in life and I'm not gonna make any excuses now because we put up one heck of a fight.”
Herschel Walker speaking at this election night party. He is joined on the stage by this wife Julie and Doug Flutie. #gapol pic.twitter.com/jG2C6AycSK
Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s victory over Herschel Walker after a grueling runoff campaign. Here’s what Tuesday night’s results say about the candidates, the parties, the voters, and the ever-growing political clout of the Peach State. #gapolhttps://t.co/X58oH7BaGc— WABE News (@wabenews) December 7, 2022
Tuesday’s Senate runoff has sparked fresh debate over whether alternatives to Georgia’s runoff system like ranked choice voting should be considered. Some advocates and candidates — including Warnock — are making the case for it. #gapolhttps://t.co/34dFE27PrL— WABE News (@wabenews) December 8, 2022
Also in this episode…
–Atlanta police arrest two teens for the killing of two other teens in a high-profile shooting near Atlantic Station.
–Health officials are warning of a “triple-demic” of the flu, RSV and COVID that is seeing children’s hospitals in Georgia filling up with patients.
–Emily Wu Pearson tells us about a Georgia pilot program that is helping refugees get certified as teachers just as the state faces a teacher shortage.
–Molly Samuel reports on a push to get more federal money to protect Georgia’s wildlife.