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Fresh update on "brian kemp" discussed on Balance of Power
"David Westin this week, senator Raphael Warnock is hoping for a bit of a boost from Barack Obama's visit in the closing days of the Georgia runoff election, his opponent Republican Herschel Walker is hoping that governor Brian Kemp support will turn out voters this time around and for more on the state of the race, we speak with Emory university political science professor Allen abramo. There is actually one poet. This was full sponsored by the AARP and conducted by joint effort by democratic and Republican pollsters. So it looks it looks pretty legit and it shows a very tight race as you'd expect. But it does show Raphael Warnock with a small lead 51 47 among likely voters in the runoff. Does the Ricky Bobby thing working? He's using that in all the stop speeches now. A couple people had looked that up to see what it was about Ricky Bobby. He was referring to. You know, it's hard to say. I mean, the other day he was talking about vampires and werewolves. No doubt that Herschel Walker has a unique campaign style. Well, so but is that being well received by somebody? Is this cool or cute? I mean, to your point, he spent about 5 minutes describing this vampire movie. He was watching at 1 o'clock in the morning. Is that who people want to elect to the Senate? I think the risk for walker is that it's playing to Warnock's message that walker is not really prepared or qualified to serve in the Senate. He's not talking about issues. He's not talking about what he would do in the Senate. He's not talking about his differences with Raphael Warnock. He's talking about movies that he watched late at night. So that would actually appeal to someone. And I'm being honest about this. Does that help people relate with him? Does it make him a different kind of candidate? Well, I suppose I mean if you're looking for someone who's definitely not a politician, you know, who's an outsider in Mike. Appeal to you, but I don't know that that's going to appeal to a majority of voters here. Much has been made about the fact that he has been endorsed by Donald Trump. Much was made about the fact he was not endorsed by Brian Kemp the governor. Kemp is apparently out there, but I wonder what you're actually seeing here professor, can he help make the difference without coattails on the ballot? That's the big question. So having Kemp's active support, having him out there campaigning with him. Certainly helps. It's absolutely necessary, but the fact is that in the first round of voting, you add camp pulling walker across the finish line, Kemp was winning his race by a pretty comfortable margin 7 or 8 points. And walker, just barely actually made it into the runoff while Warnock ended up just pulling just short of 50%. The question is without camp at the top of the ticket, can walk or do it on his own. I think that's an open question. Amazing. Benter Barack Obama, I guess reenter Barack Obama. He already went there during the general he's going back. If I save general, I mean, of course, the midterms, the actual election. Now he's going back for the runoff. That actually seemed to help Raphael Warnock a couple of weeks back. Will it help again? I think it's key for Raphael Warnock for him to get the African American vote out. And I think that's where Barack Obama can help African American and democratic base voters generally. I think that Obama is probably the most popular political leader. Among Democrats in general, certainly among African American Democrats. So this should help him just in terms of getting that turnout, which is going to be crucial in this runoff. We've seen some senators like Lindsey Graham, Tom cotton, even Rick Scott, traveled to Georgia. Are those kinds of surrogates in the Republican Party while we're talking about a perceived outsider? Are they helpful or do they bring Herschel Walker into the establishment a little bit more? Yeah, I mean, I'm not sure how helpful they are. You know, I think that there was somewhat helpful in delivering a message in the first round that the key here was Republican so that to give Republicans control of the Senate. Now that that's no longer in play, I'm not sure that these other kind of establishment Republican figures are going to really do that much good. In 2021, Democrats could say, without this seat, this is the deal breaker here. We will not be in the majority in the Senate without that risk this time. Does turnout suffer? That's true on both sides. So I think that was a big motivation. Certainly in the two years ago in the runoffs. The question is, who's going to be more motivated? Is it more important for Democrats to get that 51st vote or for Republicans to stop the Democrats from getting that 51st vote? Thanks to Allan abramo it's political science professor
Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker Will Have a Runoff in Georgia
"Again, an interesting perspective we'll talk about, let's just go ahead and talk about Herschel Walker and Raphael Warnock right now. Is it important if you're a Georgia listener to this podcast in particular for you to go out and vote a Republican to go out and vote? Yes. I know that it's not for the control of the Senate anymore. I know it's not what we had hoped it to be, but it still matters. 51 senators from the Democratic Party in the United States Senate then can control committees. And then they can make sure that they get out whatever they want to get out of committee. Now, granted, we do have the house now to stop some of this. But that's an important thing, especially when it comes to judges that the Biden administration is going to try and pack through here the next two years. Keeping that 50 50 means that it has to come to the floor. And then it's just, it makes it a lot harder to get those judges out. And it means Democrats are put in more pressure. Especially on judges that are on the fringe of being appointments. So the 51 50 matters, you either going to have a power sharing agreement or you're going to have complete control by the Democrats. So Republicans in Georgia, if you want to say Republicans maintain at least a power sharing agreement in the United States Senate, you need to get out and vote for walker. Walker experienced a 200,000 less votes than governor Kemp and other members of the Republican statewide tickets which, by the way, this idea that Georgia had flipped in Georgia was a purple state in Georgia and it didn't happen. In fact, if it wasn't for the walker race, it was a complete beatdown in Georgia by Republicans led by the governor Brian Kemp and others on the democratic candidates up and down the line. And it's just amazing to me that the very little that is being reported about this. I mean, there were AJC reporters. And rightfully so, wrote books about how Georgia had flipped. Will it flip in one election for very different rains mainly the fact that Republicans just did not show back up to the polls in a runoff last year,
Fresh update on "brian kemp" discussed on Balance of Power
"His opponent Republican Herschel Walker is hoping that governor Brian Kemp support will turn out voters this time around and for more on the state of the race, we speak with Emory university political science professor Allen abramowitz. There is actually one poll that this was full sponsored by the AARP and conducted by a joint effort by democratic and Republican pollsters. So it looks it looks pretty legit and it shows a very tight race as you'd expect. But it does show Raphael Warnock with a small lead 51 47 among likely voters in the runoff. Does the Ricky Bobby thing working? He's using that in all the stop speeds now. A couple people had looked that up to see what it was about Ricky Bobby. He was referring to. You know, it's hard to say. I mean, the other day he was talking about vampires and werewolves. No doubt that Herschel Walker has a unique campaign style. Well, so but is that being well received by somebody? Is this cool or cute? I mean, to your point, he spent about 5 minutes describing this vampire movie, he was watching at 1 o'clock in the morning. Is that who people want to go back to the Senate? I think the risk for walker is that it's playing to Warnock's message that walker is not really prepared or qualified. To serve in the Senate. He's not talking about issues. He's not talking about why he would do in the Senate. He's not talking about his differences with Raphael Warnock. He's talking about movies that he watched late at night. So that would actually appeal to someone. And I'm being honest about this. Does that help people relate with him? Does it make him a different kind of candidate? Well, I suppose I mean if you're looking for someone who's definitely not a politician, you know, who's an outsider, it might appeal to you, but I don't know that that's going to appeal to a majority of voters here. Much has been made about the fact that he has been endorsed by Donald Trump. Much was made about the fact he was not endorsed by Brian Kemp the governor. Kemp is apparently out there, but I wonder what you're actually seeing here professor, can he help make the difference without coattails on the ballot? That's a big question. So having Kemp's active support, having him out there campaigning with him. Certainly helps. It's absolutely necessary, but the fact is that in the first round of voting, you add camp pulling walker across the finish line, Kemp was winning his race by a pretty comfortable margin 7 or 8 points. And walker, just barely actually made it into the runoff while we're not ended up just pulling just short of 50%. The question is without camp at the top of the ticket, can walk or do it on his own. I think that's an open question. Amazing. Enter Barack Obama, I guess reenter Barack Obama. He already went there during the general he's going back. If I say general, I mean, of course, the midterms, the actual election. Now he's going back for the runoff. That actually seemed to help Raphael Warnock a couple of weeks back. Will it help again? I think it's key for Raphael Warnock for him to get the African American vote out. And I think that's where Barack Obama can help African American and democratic base voters generally. I think that Obama is probably the most popular political leader. Among Democrats in general, certainly among African American Democrats. So this should help them just in terms of getting that turnout, which is going to be crucial in this runoff. We've seen some senators like Lindsey Graham, Tom cotton, even Rick Scott, traveled to Georgia. Are those kinds of surrogates in the Republican Party while we're talking about a perceived outsider? Are they helpful or do they bring Herschel Walker into the establishment a little bit more? Yeah, I mean, I'm not sure how helpful they are. You know, I think that there was somewhat helpful in delivering a message in the first round that the key here was Republicans so that to give Republicans control of the Senate. Now that that's no longer in play, I'm not sure that these other kind of establishment Republican figures are going to really do that much good. In 2021, Democrats could say, without this seat, this is the deal breaker here. We will not be in the majority in the Senate without that risk this time. Does turnout suffer? That's true on both sides. So I think that was a big motivation. Certainly in the two years ago in the runoffs. The question is, who's going to be more motivated? Is it more important for Democrats to get that 50 51st vote or for Republicans to stop the Democrats from getting that 51st vote? Thanks to Allan abramo with political science professor
Mollie Hemingway Calls Out the GOP's Unpreparedness With Abortion
"I think one of the other kind of struggles people have is maybe we set our expectations too high. There is a debate on the right of the role that Dobbs played in this election. I do believe that in certain states, especially in the state races interestingly enough, it was actually an anchor, especially in Michigan and in Wisconsin in a year that otherwise should have been a very good year. We lost by 5, 6 or 7 points when we had really good candidates. What are your thoughts, Molly? It's very confusing to decipher it. I mean, you take very strong pro life governors like Ron DeSantis, Bill Lee, Brian Kemp, Greg Abbott, who signed effectively or, you know, who's in a state that essentially has an abortion ban, they all won their reelection, incumbent pro abortion supportive governors also did well. I think there was clear failure on the part of the Republican Party to deal with that issue. And it's criminal because they knew it was coming. They knew they had the leak. They knew it was likely to be overturned. They should have had a plan in place. And I saw that the people who support abortion spent $391 million on targeted messaging compared to 11 million for pro lifers. That's just inexcusable. And you might not win the issue. You know, it was a big change in abortion policy and one that many people had worked very hard for and had prayed for for a very long period of time. You can certainly get it to a draw and instead Republicans kind of did this ostrich head in the sand approach of showing that not only were they weak, but they were scared to talk about it.
There's Something We Can Learn From Democrats...
"There is something I want to say, and I know that people do not want to hear this in our audience because they email and they say Charlie stopped talking about things that went wrong. They just flat out stole it. Okay, but this is interesting though. If you listen to what happened in Colorado, because I made a lot of calls last night, right? I made calls to people on the ground in Pennsylvania and Colorado and Georgia and in most states, except Texas and Florida, and they have all said as they're doing their data analysis. They saw a same and similar collapse of independence across the board across the country. Now, people might say, well, Charlie, it's because they had this rigged system. Well, if that's the case, then how did Ron DeSantis win by 20 points, right? How did Brian Kemp win by 6 or 7 points. Now, ballot harvesting and ballot capturing and machines going down in Arizona, we are the one of the only shows that is going to repeatedly talk about it. But there is growing evidence that there was something done by the Democrats that we can learn from that is constructive and important about how on earth did we do so well with independence in the polling and in certain early returns and in person election day, but there was a faction, a type of independence that totally gravitated their support away from us. And Andrew, there could be some explanations. But the most logical one would probably be something around Dobbs, something around a targeted ad campaign, or is it Andrew that Republicans didn't sprit sprint the last half mile of the marathon? Do you think that we just kind of were candidates just kind of let up that there wasn't a targeted campaign to go after independence? I don't know, I'm just thinking out loud. Andrew, what are your thoughts on that? I mean, listen, I think Dobbs completely. It's a point that I've made on the show this week. I think, you know, living in California, you know, my wife's Friends, we would have these conversations. And it kind of, I kind of didn't key in on it enough. Honestly. But they did a great job on platforms like TikTok, social media, you know, my wife told me hers was full of it before the election of just people saying, hey, they want a criminalized miscarriages. We all know that that's so ridiculous not to be true. I mean, half of pregnancies basically end in miscarriage. That's never going to happen. That's a crazy thing. I think it worked a lot with independence. I think it worked a lot with single women. We saw them go way far to the left this cycle.
There Are So Many Good Stories Out of the Midterms...
"So many good stories out of the midterms. We're not talking about desantis by 20, even Brian Kemp one convincingly in Georgia, Greg Abbott, just obliterated Robert Francis o'rourke. I mean, just ran over and Greg Abbott actually won independence in Texas, which is so interesting. Lombardo won in Nevada. But it's just, you know, in Arizona in particular. I mean, I'm shocked and I'm just looking at the numbers as they are. And I'd love to have somebody walk me through them. I'd love to have somebody tell me how on earth this is conceivable how it's possible how Carrie Lake could win game day in person election day voting independence two to one and then lose them if somebody dropped off ballots. It's just, and we're going to have the final numbers tonight. So just so everyone knows, there's anywhere between 90 to a 100,000 Maricopa ballots remaining. I think they're actually might be more than that. In fact, I just got a text message here for anyone listening from Arizona, okay? Anyone from Arizona listen to this. I want to, I want to talk about this. He said, by the way, your advice to cure vote was a good one. My wife and I voted at 6 a.m. on election day. My vote was tabulated, but my wife and I, among them, was among the majority of people around whose ballot couldn't tabulate. We checked our status and currently neither of us are currently listed as having voted since the primary. So we're going to have Tyler Boyer on to kind of walk through what to do here, but there is a chance that again, it's a chance. I'm not saying that it's a good chance, but knowing Maricopa's incompetency, there's a chance that there's tens of thousands of ballots in adjudication in different buckets that haven't been tabulated. And that would end up kind of closing this turnout gap that currently is a little bit mysterious right now. So
Warnock, Walker pivot to overtime in Georgia Senate contest
"Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker are pivoting to the second round of their race in Georgia Party leaders and donors aren't waiting to see if George's December 6th Senate runoff will determine control of the Senate the Democrats Senate campaign arm announced a $7 million investment in field operations for senator Raphael Warnock Are you ready to do this one more time We're not held a rally in Atlanta where he said the former football star was unqualified and voiced confidence in the outcome We know how to win a run off Herschel Walker urged supporters at a rally in canton Georgia Thursday to help him get out the vote We got the BT men the time to put the 18 men Even Lawson leading a political action committee in support of walker says their messages elect a check on Joe Biden Lawson's pack will focus on the GOP base the 200,000 voters who supported governor Brian Kemp but not walker and the 350,000 voters who backed Trump two years ago but didn't vote in the 2021 runoff the Democrats won I'm Jennifer King
Kellyanne Conway: We Need More Unity in the Republican Party
"I like what Kellyanne Conway said to Jesse waters last night on Fox News. I'm glad both men. Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are in the Republican Party and have records of accomplishment that people can point to and want to emulate in their own states and people who want to run for office because they're inspired by candidates by leaders like them who don't back down who get things done who work with a volume and a velocity. I would love to see the two of them up on the stage in Georgia with I don't know a throw Brian Kemp and Mike Pence in there too. Jesse, I think we need more unity unity and less devices than the Republican Party. Because guess what? We've got the best policies and messages. We don't have unity right now. The Democrats have no good policies and no aspirational hopeful forward looking messages, but they showed a lot of unity last week, ginning up their base and it paid off in some of these elections. She's so right. Gosh, darn it. She's so good. She is as smart as it gets. And we need more unity right now. We got to figure out a way, especially now on behalf of Herschel Walker, looks like it could very well all boil down to Georgia again, although I like Adam laxalt in Nevada, I like Blake masters chance. Chances in Arizona, who knows, we could get all of them.
Will Trump Make Another Run in 2024?
"But ladies and gentlemen, I want to talk about president Donald Trump. He claims that he's going to come out. I would say he claims that sound like a negative start to the conversation. It's not to be claims. I believe that he's going to make an announcement he has reported that he would make a huge announcement at Mar-a-Lago. I think on the 16th of something like that, and he's going to have a big announcement. And I think he's going to announce that he's running for president, the president of the United States of America. However, there's a lot of people, and I want to hear y'all's comments. Especially if you don't believe you would vote for Trump over desantis. There's been a lot of rumbling, right? Newt Gingrich, I got the article here where he had come out and said that he thinks that Trump should reconsider running for president, making that announcement after what has happened in the midterms. Now, I don't fully agree, but in part, I think about it. Because I think that the turnout and the Toonami wasn't it wasn't apparent. And I think there's a few candidates. I'm not going to say their names. There's a few candidates that I don't think we're strong candidates that Donald Trump endorsed over other candidates that I believe were stronger. We can not forget that Donald Trump endorsed a guy other than Brian Kemp and Brian Kemp destroyed snagging. I mean, Stacey Abrams. He destroyed her. I mean, I mean, God, dang. He almost did is good as Ron DeSantis did in Florida. And so you see that that's a misstep that I don't know what he was thinking. The people of Georgia don't agree with what he was thinking. They obviously went for Kemp.
Fundamentals Matter When It Comes to Elections
"Where I'm going to go back to probably the biggest issue that we've talked about on this podcast. Many times, and that is the fundamentals matter. Fundamentals matter when it comes to rice Canada's matter and how Canada's run matters. Walker is an example here Warnock is an example here. Both of them are flawed Candice in the sense that the public in polling didn't trust them. They're 5 unfavor numbers were upside down. And it does appear, though, that walker had a little bit more of a tug on that issue both going down because you could see the breakdown that Kemp out performed walker significantly almost four points or more in this election cycle with upwards of almost a 100,000, 200,000 most depending on where we're at right now. What does that mean? It means that people did not want to vote for Brian Kemp, maybe because of how he handled the past four years as governor, the elections, the pandemic, everything else. And for whatever reason, the refine Republicans could not vote for or did not vote for Herschel Walker. I saw a lot of signs yesterday that says that people were going to be voting for Brian camper and others on the republic ticket, but they simply left the saying it rice off. So again, we'll see what happens right now. Right now currently as we speak here early on a Wednesday morning, the Republican and Democrat in Georgia looked to be headed to a runoff, although there is room right now because Warnock is actually ahead by about 30,000 votes. There is some room that if the numbers broke very, very well for Warnock, he could win without a runoff. That would be, I think, amazing story devastating for Senate hopefuls in Georgia. But it is still there. That means
Democrats Vote Early, Republicans Vote Day Of
"Elections now have transformed into Democrats voting early and Republicans voting on election day. That has become not only more of a train we saw even in 2020. 2018, early on, this would have not been true. Early on what election, early voting would have had typically Republicans had some early votes, so did the Democrats, but it was not as pronounced as we're seeing now. I'll give you an example of Arizona. We just saw that most of all the early votes that came in were decided to lay Democrat. Georgia, again, this was one and we'll talk about more in depth in just a minute, but Georgia, the early voting was, I mean, more than just decidedly demographic. It was overwhelmingly Democrat. But yet when the day of voting came in early day of these went overwhelming Republican and you had Brian Kemp who won easily over Stacey Abrams and down the ticket where they were in the first 45 minutes or an hour of reporting when these early vowels were being counted. Kim, everybody on the ticket was down. All that flip that on day of voting. So what is this really interesting now from a perspective of a Republican and a Democrat either the Democrats now depend on early voting, they're using the mail the early vote about my own or they're using early voting to get their votes out. Republicans are now depending on day of voting, which is going to be interesting over time because it's always been one of those things if you have issues on day of if you had last minute things come up, depending on the day of voting is typically has a little more fraud to it, especially if you're in a state like Georgia and others who have a very generous early voting time frame going backwards or three weeks where you can actually in person early vote during the week and on weekends. So
Mitch McConnell's Unforgivable Betrayal
"To comment on the Republican establishment as well because I've been pretty upset the last couple of weeks with what I've been seeing, which is a betrayal of amazing candidates across the country that are left to fend for themselves. It's a very serious problem. And we should never forget it. We're not going to know for probably a week, so brace yourself for impact. Georgia, Arizona and Pennsylvania are already telling us that it's going to take a week for us to get election results. So just get ready for that. Remember, you get what you put up with and Brian Kemp and raffensperger and do see an Arizona. We're not bold enough to get the election reform changes necessary. Now I hope there's no fraud. I hope that we overwhelm the fraud. I think we will. I think that Carrie Lake is going to win the governor's race in Arizona. I really do. And so we're fighting right now like crazy to make sure Blake masters wins against the fraud of Mark Kelly, but let me tell you the problem. Blake masters has raised about 15 to $20 million. Mark Kelly has raised $75 million and Mitch McConnell is instead spending money in Alaska to go defeat a great Republican. $9 million has been spent on defeating a Trump endorsed candidate Kelly shabaka, meanwhile, Blake masters is being outspent in Arizona. Meanwhile, he pulled out all the money in New Hampshire with a great candidate Don baldick, and he goes up in the polls and he says, maybe I'll do a million. You see McConnell is not counting votes. He's counting seats. And this is a huge problem. I'm telling you right now, he has betrayed the grassroots of this country and has allowed our candidates and left them on an island. $9 million in Alaska, while our candidates can't raise money while we are being outspent at every single corner in turn. So you ask the question have we done enough with election integrity? No.
Stacey Abrams Blames Misinformation for Poor Polling Results
"Now, in Georgia, Stacey Abrams is trailing Brian Kemp pretty considerably. Stacey Abrams knows why. This is pretty fascinating. Stacey Abrams sat down with Ali velshi on MSNBC over the weekend. And Ali velshi said, you're way behind in the polls to Brian Kemp, looks like you're going to lose. Why is that? Here's her answer. I do not believe it's because of a deep well of enthusiasm for my opponent. We know that black voters are often discounted and unfortunately this year black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation, not misinformation about what they want, but about why they want what they deserve. And my campaign has been the only one that has very intentionally thoughtfully and consistently reached out. That has been misconstrued as concern when it indeed is just respect. I got to hear that again, Yuri, I got to please play that one more time because that's classic. That's about that you talk about rich. Here's the question, hey, Stacey Abrams, why are you behind by almost double digits in some polls to Brian Kemp listen one more time once more for emphasis to Stacey Abrams response? I do not believe it's because of a deep well of enthusiasm for my opponent. We know that black voters are often discounted and unfortunately this year black men have been a very targeted population for misinformation, not misinformation about what they want, but about why they want what they deserve. And my campaign has been the only one that has very intentionally thoughtfully and consistently reached out. That has been misconstrued as concern when indeed it's just respect
Doug's Final Look at the Race for the Senate
"Week out. I mean, this is the final stretch of the elections. We're going to talk about that today over the next few days. The next few podcasts won't break down. The Senate race going right down the gup. Excuse me, the governor's race suspense. I'm just so excited I can't even talk now. The governor's race is we're going to talk about also possibly some of what it means for the house to take back over. And the realities there. And I want to talk about that a little bit as we get in. But also I want to talk about another topic as a debate and we're going to deal with that just a little bit in the next few podcasts. So I just want you to get prepared, have that be ready for election day. And be ready for, you know, just what is coming up. So there's a lot of great stuff on the table. A lot of things that are moving. We're starting to see what I believe is in these final week. The push to get voters out, turnout. I mean, turn out has been tremendously heavy. And Georgia and Pennsylvania and other places. I mean, we're just seeing a lot. You know, he goes to this, you know, the old reality of this, especially this discussion of Georgia and electoral suppression. It Stacey Abrams championed and made millions off of, which are lawsuit was, again, thrown out just a couple of weeks ago. She's losing badly to Brian Kemp. She's even started cutting back her spending here just weeks out a week out of the election. She's cutting back to how much ad buy she's having. I guess she's wanting to save her money for something
"brian kemp" Discussed on WTOP
"Can visit any of them. He missed registering you can do it same day there and even on election day. Registered voters got a ballot mailed to them this year and instead of going to the polls, you can mail that back or slide it into a Dropbox around the city. Voters will make plenty of decisions this year on city leadership from mayor and council president to two at large spots on the D.C. council. Early in person voting is already underway in both Maryland and Virginia, we've got a list of all the early voting locations and everything else you need to know at WTO P dot com. Georgia Republican governor Brian Kemp and democratic challenger Stacey Abrams faced off last night for their final debate. These two candidates were opponents four years ago and they once again offered differing versions for the state's future. Among last night's topics, abortion, Kemp avoided a promise not to sign further abortion restrictions in the state. We are a state that values life. I understand people disagree on when that issue may be comfortable for them or not. They've known my position for ten years. And I've been on this and transparent with them. Abram says she supports legal abortion and will defend a woman's right to choose. That decision should not be adjudicated by men in the state legislature, but by a woman and her doctor. And that is what I will defend, and I will stand in that space and defend women with every breath in my body. Governor cam signed off on a law three years ago that bans the procedure as early as 6 weeks of pregnancy with some exceptions. That debate airing on Atlanta's WSB, TV. Ten 36, a story of first downs
Caller: Do Georgians Support Both Brian Kemp & Herschel Walker?
"Want to get you to explain something to me. I know 55 year old man like you that has covered as many elections as you have. I have a lot more savvy about this than I do. How does a state like Georgia through this whole political business whole campaign season at the past year, I've been hearing Brian Kemp being up ten points over there, rockstar, Stacey Abrams. Stacey Abrams, but Herschel Walker is just now pulling even. They've had him under. Where are these thousands of people that will vote for Brian Kemp, but they will not vote for Herschel Walker. Where is that demographic ad? I hadn't heard anybody explain that. Well, look, the first of all, the polling data is all over the place, but on the Kemp on that gubernatorial race, Kemp has always been in the lead. All of the polls that have come out from day one have had Kemp leading. And I think this is a case of the people not being sure about Herschel Walker. They've been coming out with all these scandals, all the allegations, and I think that really has hurt walker, but once people got to hear from him, they're starting to, you know, they're starting to embrace Herschel and I think his poll numbers are going to go up as well. But I think all along, you know, Brian Kemp has been an incredibly popular governor, in spite of the whole Trump controversy, but within the state of Georgia, they love this guy.
Trial over Georgia's restrictive abortion law to begin
"A judge in Fulton county Georgia will begin hearing testimony today in a lawsuit that seeks to strike down Georgia's abortion ban Doctors and advocacy groups argue that the banning of abortions as early as 6 weeks into a pregnancy violates the Georgia constitution's right to privacy and liberty by forcing pregnancy and childbirth upon countless Georgians The state attorney general's office says George's privacy protections do not extend to abortion because it affects another human life The state's law bans most abortions once a detectable human heartbeat is present The law was passed by state lawmakers and signed by Republican governor Brian Kemp in 2019 but it had been blocked from taking effect until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned roe V wade I'm Donna water
Why Not Let the Truth Speak for Itself?
"Start off though with this back to this topic of when you're telling the span or the lie and instead of just letting the true speak for itself. Now, the first one is coming today. And this one, this one got me because I shared with you last week. I think our last time in the podcast was the episode when the poll came back in Atlanta and Stacey Abrams was down ten and to Brian Kemp in the poll, the AJC commissioned the Atlanta journal constitution commissioned this poll. And then their own line banner, their editorial banner was, the good news, good news for Sasha Abrams, and a bad poll. And if you just looked at it, just taking headlines, you're just like, hey, well, there's good news for Stacey Abrams. If you're a supporter, this must be good, even a quote bad poll. You know, maybe she's a hair but not as much as your head, you know, however you want to interpret that. When the reality was, she was down ten. Okay? It's the span aspect of this. Then we get into something and I want to spend just a few minutes on this because it's back again to the media seemingly covering for Democrats. In this election cycle. And this is stuff that you normally never see. You know, you would not expect a media conglomerate such as AJC who I've known their editorial board for a long time. I've known the reporters, you know, I still talk to them. Okay, you know, just seemingly so off base with a headline.
Kari Lake: 150 Examples of Democrats Denying Election Results
"I actually shot you asked that question. Well, actually answer. I did a little actually Anthony, Anthony holder. 20. Are you a journalist? No. Well, you did better research than have these people. Let's talk about election deniers. Here's a 150 examples of Democrats denying election results. Oh, wow, look at this. This is from. This is from Joe Biden's press secretary. Reminder, Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams. Democrats saying that. Is that an election denier? Oh, look at this. Just heard Republican Ryan Costello. Who said it would be difficult for Stacey Abrams to win because she lost her state bid, but yet she's still claiming she never lost. This is our Hillary Clinton Trump is an illegitimate president. Is she an election denier? This one says was the 2016 election legitimate. It now definitely is a question worth asking. That's the Los Angeles Times. So it's okay for Democrats to question elections. But it's not okay for Republicans. It's a crocodile. Every one of you knows it. We have our freedom of speech, and we're not going to relinquish it to a bunch of fake news propagandists. If you want a copy of these, I'm sure that Anthony would help you get a copy and help you learn how to be journalists, but look it up. It's been happening for a long time. Since 2000, people have questioned the legitimacy of our elections. And all we're asking is that in the future, we don't have that have to happen anymore. When I'm governor, excuse me. When I'm governor, we're going to make sure we have honest selections. We want the Democrats, the independents and the Republicans to all know that their vote counted. We want fair, honest and transparent elections, and we're going to deliver that for the people. But
"brian kemp" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Street now we are at 50° in Central Park got a crash northbound Bronx river Parkway closed at allerton avenue, more coming up in traffic first Michael Barr with more on what's going on in New York and around the world, Michael. Thank you very much, Nathan, New York City announced a new policy meant to keep the streets cleaner and free of rats with trash bags piled on the curbs at night. There are new rules on when you can take out the garbage. Sanitation commissioner Jessica Tisch. The biggest swing that you can take a cleaning up our streets is to shut down the all night all you can eat rat buffet. I want to be clear. The rats are absolutely going to hate this announcement. Sanitation commissioner tish said buildings can put their trash out no earlier than 8 p.m. and there will be more collections overnight. New York City arts organizations, including the metropolitan opera and Carnegie Hall announced that they will make face masks optional, beginning October 24th as COVID-19 cases continued to decline across the area. The group added that it will continue to encourage the practice of masking and vaccinations which also remain optional. Georgia governor Brian Kemp faced democratic challenger Stacey Abrams and libertarian candidate Shane hazel for a televised debate sponsored by the Atlanta press club, Abrams speaking last night. As governor, I intend to stand up for the right to vote. I will always acknowledge the outcome of elections, but I will never deny access to every voter because that is the responsibility of every American to defend the right to vote. Camp responded to Abrams accusations of voter suppression during his time as governor. I'm the person that created the online voter registration system in the state, where any Georgian vote registered to vote 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Abrams lost to camp when they first ran against each other in the 2018 race for governor. Democratic representative Tim Ryan and Republican JD Vance met for their second debate, replaced retiring Ohio Republican senator rob Portman on NBC's WFM JTV vans accused Ryan of voting for tax increases and criticized his support for the inflation reduction act
"brian kemp" Discussed on KOMO
"Program kicked off today formally by President Biden to millions eligible. But I want to be clear who's going to benefit the most. Working people, a middle class. If you earn less than $125,000 a year, you'll get up to $10,000 knocked off your student debt. The website at which to apply is student aid dot gov. A face off in a rematch in the Georgia governor's race important state to watch this election, incumbent Republican Brian Kemp. I'm the person that created the online voter registration system in the state, where any Georgian vote registered to vote 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. He is weakened gun laws and flooded our streets. He has weakened our privacy rights and women's rights. He is denied women the access to reproductive care. They hosted by the Atlanta press club. Evidence that former president Trump and his administration blocked the public from receiving critical COVID information to protect him politically is abundant, says this report. Former CDC director doctor Robert Redfield told the House COVID crisis investigation that president Trump and his team repeatedly interfered in his health organization, delivering lifesaving information during the pandemic. Other government medical experts saying Trump advisers bullied them and tried to bury CDC COVID guidance. One saying that doctor Redfield should fire people because his agency is working against the president. ABC's Andy field in Washington. Congress is investigating the crisis that left a 150,000 people in Mississippi's capital city Jackson without running water for several days in late summer, according to a letter sent to governor Tate Reeves by two
The Ups and Downs of Stacey Abrams' Political Career
"Not just President Biden. I mean, down here in Georgia in the Georgia governor's race, Stacey Abrams, who I'll listen to an interview recently that she did on NPR. In which she made some pretty one very enlightening statement, she said that something that I've been saying about her for now for a while is that she's not the 2018 Stacey Abrams. She's not new anymore. And that lightning in a bottle that I've spoken of here on the podcast and other places is not happening. She at least admits that. And I think that's, you know, it's an interesting self examination of a candidate who's saying, look, I'm out here giving basically the same message, but it's not resonating as well. And part of that reason is is because people know me. And it's not new anymore. So that is more. But one of the things that I've known about Stacey Abrams is she has been a very articulate spokesman for policies, whether I agreed with him or disagreed with him. She's always gave well reason thought out answers. Until recently, when it seems like the fight to the left in this governor's race for her to try and beat Brian Kemp, has taken her to areas that just frankly, you know, again is amazing. I mean, she's made comments such as, you know, I don't know when a pregnancy actually begins and dealing with abortion. I mean, okay. You know, if you want to just go to the scientific statement of this is when the sperm meets the egg. I mean, what else are we talking about here? I mean, if you can't scientifically prove this, studies, Abrams is making these comments and it's just not playing out. In very real terms to others. I mean, again, attacking the ultrasound and the sound that comes from a heartbeat. I mean, again, a lot of issues here. And then allowing her campaign okay, here's where it is when the truth is, simply said, because Georgia has the heartbeat bill, just 6 week bill roughly. 6 weeks, most abortions in the state of Georgia are illegal after 6 weeks. She has an and running right now with a former prominent district attorney down here that say as an Ian's, the ad with, if you want to stop this legislation, if you want to stop this bill, then you have to vote to elect Stacey Abrams. Now, in the NPR interview that she did as well, she actually said that she would make Georgia a safe haven a place where abortion rights would be nurtured if you would. In that regard, what I have a problem with is that is that she has no power unto her own to undo the law that has already been passed. Now,
Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson: The Left Has No Respect for Human Life
"You gave this speech I was just I mean it really was one of the finest speeches I've ever heard I mean I'd like to forgive me so praise thinks and I don't mean it to be I'd like to think I'm like okay speaker like people seem to enjoy it and clap whatever Nothing like you So I'm very I'm very critical of myself But I hear you speaking sometimes and it's just you just got this way man And you gave this speech about the culture wars and the left just moving in on this aborting babies up until birth stuff that speech is just incredible And now we're seeing more of this I played a clip before Stacey Abrams running against Brian Kemp in Georgia for governor Saying that abortion is up to the doctor and the woman not even willing to give a timeline Even up to birth mister lieutenant governor like this is just that's like satanic or we crazy You're going to birth a child and kill it This is nuts Yeah we've seen we see the Democrats We see these left if they have absolutely no respect for human life We see it in a way that they in the way that master public safety and we definitely see it in the way they look at unborn children They are ready to kill these children up to the moment of birth and possibly after birth And it's ridiculous when Stacey Abrams sits on stage and says that a heartbeat in the wound is manufactured Yes sure it is manufactured This manufactured it is made and stepped by God almighty That's who is manufactured and made by that too breed life into those human beings And those human beings that have wound deserve every bit of the same rights as those who have been born and we just see their witness It comes out in a more and more And again I think the people of the United States have seen enough of this foolishness certainly the people of North Carolina have And I think November we're going to see it
"brian kemp" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Cara convoy will run the unit when it starts July 1st under a new law signed by governor Brian Kemp the attorney general's office will have the same authority as local prosecutors to bring gain cases The state plans to dedicate $1.6 million to the unit in the budget which begins July 1st The board of the Atlanta regional commission is set to spend $45 million from the federal infrastructure plan on mass transit in several counties including adding alternative fueled vehicles Reports The money comes from the $1.2 trillion package signed by president Joe Biden last November the regional commission says 12 million will go from Marta to buy 22 compressed natural gas buses another 11.9 million will go for local transit agencies to buy electric vehicles and installed EV charging stations coblin will receive 11 and a half million to make its transit system more accessible including upgrades to sidewalks in crosswalks a little over 9 and a half million will be allocated to upgrade the Clayton county transit centers waiting areas in restrooms The federal dollars for these projects will be supplemented by 13 million in required local matching funds annual Moffat WAB news The FBI says Georgia is one of several southern states and a widespread fraud scheme using stolen credit card numbers Alex Helmut has more The FBI says it's working with local law enforcement in 8 states where businesses have been targeted by people using stolen credit cards to make large.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Think it's fair to say that we have entered a new phase in this campaign as everyone begins looking ahead to November But let's stick with guns just for a moment Do you think that this latest mass shooting will affect the midterms in Georgia Well look Democrats are certainly trying to make it that way They're opening messages have revolved around gun control and the permitless carry measure that Brian Kemp championed in the legislative session last fall Stacey Abrams released a statement saying you know years from now Kemp will be remembered as a one term governor who pointed a gun at a buoyant television We heard from chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia nikema Williams that safety is a top priority for Georgians but at the same time we have to remember that Republicans are not talking about that They're talking about inflation and the economy And the question becomes as we have seen these shootings come and go in news cycles what will voters have at top of mind by the time we get to November which is a long time from now I agree I think what you saw Tuesday is what you're going to see you know if we have in another unfortunate tragedy like this you know governor Kemp made no mention of the shooting During his speech but he also noticeably made no mention of the permitless carry legislation that he signed earlier this year That's something that has been part of his stump speech so at some point it's going to be one of the things we're going to be watching When does permit less carry come back into his stump speech I think it's going to be relatively quick But again it's going to depend on what events are going on as we get closer to the election You know in just the last couple of weeks we have seen now two issues crop up onto the radar that maybe weren't front of center when we began this primary race a couple of months ago That's guns as we've just mentioned and also abortion with the leak of this draft ruling that makes it look like the Supreme Court is ready to overturn roe V wade I wonder if you all had to distill the Democrats and Republicans messages in 2022 down to just a few topics in those top two races What would you say Emma why don't you start with the Democrats Yeah I mean so far we're seeing gun control abortion and Medicaid expansion When asked about the economy what's your message on inflation Republicans are talking about inflation You're talking about gun control and abortion Democrats say yes that's a problem But our people need to be safe But people's rights need to be protected And so they are talking at kind of cross paths right now And we're all about the Republicans It's going to look a little different at the top of the ballot I think with governor Kemp he's not going to make much of a turn You know up to this point he has been campaigning against Stacey Abrams more than he's been campaigning against David perdue I think the message is going to stay the same attacking Stacey Abrams keeping.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WTOP
"2022 on WTO P it's another primary election night in several states and we just got this one in will Boyd wins the democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama in that primary election Earlier Georgia governor Brian Kemp defeated his Donald Trump backed challenger David perdue after a furious push by the former president to punish Kemp for not overturning the 2020 election results Kemp's victory sets up another general election race against Democrat Stacey Abrams who was unopposed in her primary to talk more about tonight's election results Let's go live on Skype to Ken rudin whose host of the political junkie podcast he used to run the politics divisions at ABC News and NPR And how do you think can other candidates endorsed by former president Trump have fared tonight Well it's not been a good night for Donald Trump but I think this one meant more to him than previous states in Ohio and in Pennsylvania where he endures people He likes to endorse celebrities but it's personal in Georgia because Brian Kemp basically refused to acknowledge that Trump that Trump should have won the state He declared that Joe Biden with dual the elected did carry the state of Georgia and Brad raffensperger the Secretary of State who's leading his Trump backed opponent basically he was Trump threatened him so you got to find me 11,000 votes so I can win the state and raffensperger didn't back down So these are two Republicans that Donald Trump clearly wanted defeated in Georgia and camp one big raffensperger looks like he's going to win as well This is interesting in Texas one of the last anti abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff What does that race looking like Well that's a big one I mean Henry cuellar is pretty you said it exactly right Michelle He may be the only remaining anti abortion Democrat in the house He's the only one who voted against clarifying roe the road decision and he is neck and neck with his with his progressive opponent Jessica cisneros who supports abortion rights It's a rematch of their race from 2020 and right now they're like within a 200 votes of each other That one both sides of the abortion issue are looking at very closely Have we seen the end of the bush dynasty in America Texas attorney general Ken Paxton beating George P Bush in a runoff what do you think of that I think the bush dynasty is gone I'm not only did Ken baxton beat bush in the runoff but it wasn't even close It looks like it's 68 to 32 Bush took a bush of the land commission of Texas while to move up and get into against Ken Paxton who's been under indictment for securities trading for securities fraud for years years and he felt that he was vulnerable but Paxton with an endorsement from former president Trump beat bush handily and that could be the end of the dynasty after Prescott Bush George HW boys and George W. Bush and now George P Bush Wow And Ken of course our biggest news story of the day is that mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas have you been seeing any comments from the politicians on the ballot tonight about that Well yes it actually there's the congressman Tony Gonzales who represent that district who several years ago posted a tweet saying that we need more guns that we have to keep the guns in our hands and not let the left wing left wingers take them away from us Now of course he's offering his thoughts and prayers for the victims You can see the gun debate continuing Congress but look if nothing gets done after the tragedies in sandy hook and Charleston in anywhere else everywhere else I don't know if Congress is going to do anything despite very thoughtful and heart rendering words from both president Bush I'm sorry President Biden and Steve Kerr the basketball coach who also expressed his deep regret for the shootings That is Ken rudin host of the political junkie podcast Thank you very much Ken Thanks Michelle Ken joined us tonight on Skype It's 1144 The WTO is always on even when your.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WTOP
"The latest out of Texas tonight west of San Antonio and elementary school the scene of the nation's latest school shooting and the worst in Texas history with at least 15 people dead And following the latest on campaign 2022 just looking at these fresh numbers in the governor's race in Georgia on the Republican side incumbent Brian Kemp was 73% of the vote David perdue the Trump backed challenger 22% of the vote but overall it's only 3% of votes recorded so far we'll keep you updated on WTO pay Hi I'm Patrick fingers owner and newer come design Let's be honest Getting a new roof is not easy You got a call contractors and hope they call you back You got a kit three estimates then you gotta figure out how you're gonna pay for it Well a new look it's different Schedule a same day onsite or virtual estimate All estimates come with a free 3D rendering of your roof so you know exactly what it's gonna look like and we give you line by line pricing so you know exactly what you're gonna pay for Plus it's a great time to save Most contractors will let you pay half up front for the roof and the other half later and new look we let you pay half later and the other half never Through may only pay for half your roofing materials and pay the other half later with interest free financing Call 802 7 9 5300 That's 802 7 9 5300 New look home design dot com It's the easy way to route Breaking news on WTO P This just.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WTOP
"Lewis And I'm Deborah Feinstein Jocelyn chess in our producer The top story we're following high stakes primaries on this Tuesday and 5 states CBS News special rapport which conservative will win the Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia incumbent Brian Kemp who famously refused to throw out the state's 2020 election results or his Trump backed challenger Voters are still giving Brian Kemp credit for passing these really conservative laws here in Georgia We will see if he actually beats a former U.S. senator David perdue tonight the polls show him in a double digit lead so far CBS Bo Ericsson former vice president Mike Pence supported campus This is the latest chapter in the Republican Party's ongoing divisions And this one's notable Because never before quite like this so we had a former president and a former vice president at odds in party contest CBS is at O'Keeffe Georgia Secretary of State Brad raffensperger's in a tight race with a Trump picky two rejected Trump's call to overturn the 2020 Georgia vote In Arkansas Trump protege Sarah Huckabee Sanders likely to win that GOP gubernatorial nomination CBS News special report on Vicky Barker Well the issues of inflation and soaring gas prices are getting a lot of attention in these primaries ahead of the midterm elections this fall We hear more about that from WTO peace Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill The president has lost all credibility in terms of dealing with inflation of the cost of energy Wyoming senator John barrasso who like many Republicans has been issuing withering criticism of President Biden whose approval rating isn't helping democratic candidates but the chair of the House democratic caucus Hakeem Jeffries charges that Republicans primarily offer complaints rather than solutions He says Democrats are focused on lower costs for everyday Americans across the board particularly in this inflationary environment But many bills to lower costs have stalled as partisan politics ramp up during this election year On capital hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news Education and helping D.C. kids succeed taking center stage during last night's debate among the candidates for D.C. mayor Calcium and Robert white says he wants to get rid of mayoral control of the city schools What I'm going to do is work with the council to create an independent state superintendent of education Mayor Bowser at the debate hosted by ABC 7 says mayoral control is working Our kids did better.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WTOP
"Elections in Georgia governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad raffensperger are trying to fight back challengers who are endorsed by former president Trump In Ukraine workers digging through the rubble of a collapsed department building and mori U pol have discovered 200 bodies Another grim finding in the ruined port city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the three month old war President Biden heading back now from a 5 day trip to Asia He ended the visit in Japan met with leaders of India Japan and Australia who make up an informal security coalition known as the quad the group put out a statement with a veiled warning to China against building up its military presence in the east and South China seas Keep it here on WTO for more on these top stories in minutes One of former president Trump's fiercest defenders has some tough words for one of mister Trump's fiercest critics her own husband In her memoir out this week Kellyanne Conway says she was disappointed by her husband George Conway's Twitter attacks on the president She says he never told her in advance what he was going to write calling it sneaky almost sinister She says her husband plotted against her and her boss as he sat just steps away from her in his home office She says when she asked her husband why he was criticizing mister Trump his reply was always the same You work for a madman Another time he told her you have ruined yourself and you have embarrassed this family Christopher Cruise CBS News Washington The Washington Post reports Conway ends her book by saying quote democracy will survive America will survive George and I may not survive Coming up in money news But now is down 400 points D.C. to the Jersey Shore for 59 bucks I'm Jeff cable It's ten 18 Here's married pampa in the WTO traffic.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The music she played suits the drama of this year's elections The president isn't on the ballot but Georgians vote for a senator who could decide control of the whole U.S. Senate They also decide who could be writing state abortion laws after a Supreme Court ruling on roe versus wade That's why we visited these two counties both of which are changing Esther Harding moved here to foresight from gwinnett the blue county we heard from yesterday And why did you move here Because for scientists a great county to live in it's not as democratic rule as gwinnett as Why is that important to you That's super important to us because you know we have values in gwinnett you don't get those Which values are we talking about Illegal immigration abortion what the kids being taught in school Harding is an immigrant one of many in this metro area and one of several we met who object to illegal immigration Is the worst thing we pay thousands of dollars for me to become a legal citizen And why do they have the right to come in here and get it all for free Why Where are you from originally Germany She lived in gwinnett county until around the time it flipped to the Democrats and came to this county a year and a half ago How do you feel about the direction of Georgia right now Just praying that Stacey Abrams won't take over She's the democratic candidate for governor Republican governor Brian Kemp is in a primary fight right now What do you think of governor Kemp I mean he might be our only option when it comes down to it right Doesn't sound like you like him very much either Well not since the last election She dislikes governor Kemp's affirmation that Joe Biden won Georgia in 2020 So when Trump says the election is stolen was stolen you believe that It's not Trump's words It was stolen In our interviews some voters from both parties told us they respected Kemp for stating the facts about the election but Esther Harding believes otherwise Harding is one of many people moving to these new neighborhoods in northern Forsyth county So many have come that the legislature just added a new state House district here Harding's next door neighbor has also come in the last few years and also moved for political reasons Natalia cosign is originally from Ukraine as you can tell by the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag on our House and by her blue shirt with yellow fingernails She came to the United States.
"brian kemp" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"So what about the January 6th prisoners George W. Bush that are now in prison as political? What about James O'Keefe that had his apartment rated? How about Rudy Giuliani that had his apartment rated? George Bush is very quick to try to condemn foreign adversaries who are worthy of condemnation. When his own political regime, the bipartisan cartel that runs D.C., they're doing the exact same thing. Hello everybody, Charlie Kirk, here super important announcement. Look, when you swipe your credit card, you're funding liberal causes. Dozens and dozens of times a month every time you swipe that card, you might as well do BLM LGBT LGBT Clinton foundation. But now there's a choice. I got to know these guys. I vetted them, check out the technology. I'm a partner with them. I'm all in. It's called coin. It's a new credit card built for conservatives. I'm moving all my credit card activity under coin, and the coin credit card is an unlimited cashback Visa credit card that is just like every other credit card you've ever owned with one huge exception. Every time you use the coin card, they contribute the conservative charities that support your values. I'm using it and you should to remember, we have to create a parallel economy, and this is a great new option. Act now, go to CO, IGN dot com right now, to sign up to get a conservative coin credit card. That's co I gn dot com join coin and let's start spending right. There are some very important races coming up and one in particular that we want to highlight for you is a contentious gubernatorial primary. It's happening in the great state of Georgia, love Georgia and great people there. Unfortunately, they have a horrendous governor, and with us right now is someone former senator from Georgia, who is primarying the sitting governor of Georgia, who is no longer a senator largely because of the sitting governor of Georgia, and that is David perdue, who is in a very contentious primary against governor Brian Kemp. Senator perdue, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Charlie, good to see you again, man. Thanks for everything you're doing. Well, thank you. We did everything we could to try to push you across the finish line in that runoff. I believe that you would have avoided that runoff if the state of Georgia would have been run properly from an election standpoint with governor Kemp tell us why you decided to launch this primary, a primary campaigns can be very difficult, especially against incumbents, talk about that, while you're running and how is the race going? Well, sure. Thanks for coming down to George at that time. We had the whole world to send down here and you guys really made a difference. I should have never been in that runoff. This race was rigged and stolen in November 2020. Our current governor was Secretary of State for 9 years. He was governor for four. He's never enforced voting law in Georgia. He allowed a consent decree to go through that change voter ID on absentee ballots. He allowed 7 and a half million empty ballots to be mailed out to every registered voter. He allowed drop boxes and he allowed the change in the rule that allowed Zuckerberg to put $55 million into 9 Democrat counties. Everything I just mentioned is outside the law. So they violated the law by allowing all that to happen. And then afterwards, when I asked for a special session to get at to the problems before the runoff to fix these things, he denied that. I went to court, they denied that. I even asked for the resignation of our Secretary of State, I got so frustrated. Brad raffensperger. And since then, as you've pointed out, with Greg Phillips and Catherine inglebright in the ballot trafficking data, there is a hard evidence right now that governor has been covering this data and now is suppressing that evidence. And this is one of the reasons I ran. He has divided the party and can not beat Stacey Abrams in the fall. Yeah, that's exactly right. And so just kind of add more detail and context because leading up in 2020, you know, president Trump was doing everything he possibly could to try to warn Georgia and Warren Brian Kemp that the increase of mail in balloting was going to really weaken and jeopardize election security. My numbers are approximations, but my memory holds that in 2018, there were 248,000 people that voted by mail in the 2018 midterms. In the 2020 election was well over 1.2 million mail in ballots. And yet Brian Kemp told us time and time again, everything was secure and safe. And you know, I'm so glad your primary Brian Kemp, but I'll be very honest. You should be in the Senate still. We should have a majority. We'd be able to block a lot of this stuff. Can you talk about the national implications about how we went into an unnecessary Senate minority because of Brian Kemp's weakness Chuck Schumer's leader today because of Brian Kemp. Please. 2 million illegals across the border in one year, you know, $5 gallon gasoline in Georgia, double digit inflation, a war in Ukraine, 13 dead soldiers in Afghanistan. That all started right here in Georgia on Brian Kemp's watch. He allowed it to happen. What we know where Stacey Abrams focused her effort. It wasn't on the dominion machines necessarily. They need to go and I've said I would get rid of them if I'm elected. But what they did is they focused on that 1.2 to 1.3 million absentee ballots. By the way, on 5 million people voting, a little more than three and a half million people in 2020 voted in person with a photo ID Charlie and I won that race and so did Trump. That section of the boat. We both won by 400,000 votes. The absentee ballots of 1.2 to 1.3 million, we lost that by three I lost that by 300,000 votes. Donald Trump was 11,000 votes short. We now have hard evidence on the Secretary of State's own website that there are 22,000 votes. Irrefutable that we're too many votes cast for Joe Biden. We know that. That's hard evidence. The governor has seen it. He hasn't pursued it. He's actually trying to bury it right now. They're hoping to skate through this primary and let it all just wither away. I went to court. It was dismissed last week showing because the court basically says that I don't have legal standard earlier in other courts said voters don't have legal standing. So 62 cases around this country, Charlie, as you have pointed out, have basically with dismissed these cases, not because of the merits of the facts. They haven't even heard the facts. My judge dismissed our case without talking to one witness. One piece of evidence are seeing any piece of evidence and totally dismissed the case. So these dismissals are basically because they're saying voters in candidates don't have legal standing, which I think is ridiculous. But all that nonsense of the Biden failure and the Biden administration started right here in Georgia where we lost the Senate majority. Man, it just drives me nuts. So to the extent you can add context to this, I have my own speculation. But in there's another whole level deeper of this, which is the signature verification standpoint to this. And anyone that supports Kemp and George, I talked to him and boy, when you challenge him on this, they run to the hills 'cause they know it's true, which is that very quietly. I believe in March 2020, governor Brian Kemp signed a consent decree with Stacey Abrams and her whole Mark Elias group because he was getting relentlessly sued, which relaxed the signature verification thresholds, which then allowed the preconditions for this mass mail in ballot scheme to then be taken advantage of even more by mules and other people. So Brian Kemp signed this very quietly without people really realizing it for months afterwards not calling a special session by the way. He's not a leader in the summer of 2020, which very well could have fixed a lot of these problems instead he allowed all of these unconstitutional COVID regulations we put through. Can you add some context that build that out on how the governor signed a secret deal with Stacey Abrams entire group, the Elias group, which actually made it easier to cheat in the state of Georgia. Well, it's where they win. They went to absentee ballots. They bullied our governor and lieutenant governor and Secretary of State and attorney general, this bullying with lawsuits threatening lawsuits and so forth. So they did a consent decree, which is outside the law. I begged them when I first saw it and read it. They changed one word in the law that was an and to an or, which allowed for fraudulent signatures to come in on an envelope to be matched to a fraudulent application signature, they didn't have to check driver's license or social security, you know, signatures are driver's license or voter registration signatures, that is. We have changed that law now, but back then, all we had to do was call a special session, put a stop to the consent decree. The governor actually didn't sign it. He was lawyer did, but the attorney general and Secretary of State did, but he did nothing to stop it. And he absolutely could have and should have. Later on before the election, we had Republicans even in this state starting asking questions about it. They started losing confidence even before the November election. So this was on the governor's watch. He had been Secretary of State for 9 years. He should have known better, but they just didn't want to have a fight with Stacey Abrams. So they caved in not just to the consent decree. But then the agreements they made outside of that were just edicts. Drop boxes. 7 and a half million absentee ballots just mailed out. This was the Stacey Abrams formula. And then lastly, change the rules so you can give money directly to an election board. County election board. That's nuts, Charlie. That opens up for all kinds of fraud. And Zuckerberg marched through that gate with $55 million in Georgia. Now, this is, this was on his watch on Kim's watch, he thought it happened. He didn't do anything to stop it. And then after the fact, claim we had a clean election for a year and a half. In our first debate, three weeks ago, I challenged him on that, he said, oh, no, I don't. I never said it was acquainted. That's a lie. He did say it was a queen election. But then in the debate he said, we've always had fraud in our elections. But he's sort of by the election anyway. It's a travesty what happened here in Georgia. It didn't need to happen. If he had investigated anything, even the true the vote data that came out in May of last year, a year later, he could have been a hero here. And he, for some reason, he just has chosen to keep his head down into anything happening. Yeah, I mean, I don't want to speculate too much. I have my own opinions. I think he was just trying to cover his own political career with two U.S. Senate seats, two of them. And we have that punk Asif in the U.S. Senate. I can't stand and then the radical Raphael Warnock and I pray we'll be able to get one of those seats back in closing here..
"brian kemp" Discussed on WTOP
"Not just you know Democrats or progressive peoples but some of the most conservative judges have said amazing things about her The woman who became the first black student to enroll at the then segregated university of Alabama has died The 1956 author and Lucy foster briefly attended the school and was expelled three days later because of protests and threats She went back to earn her master's in education in 1992 and three years ago she told wi T TV that Alabama had come a long way I see laughing faces instead of people frowning and displeased at my being used Foster was awarded an honorary doctorate at that day and just last week the school renamed building in her honor All three Lucy foster was 92 Peter king's CBS News It's making its way through the state legislature but Georgia governor Brian Kemp is promising to sign legislation into law that would do away with the need for a license to carry a handgun in public eliminating a current background check requirement I believe that law abiding Georgians have the right to carry a firearm without approval from the state government And that is why we are fighting for constitutional carry The Dow gained 5 96 the NASDAQ was up two 20 This is CBS News Need to hire you need indeed just sponsor a post and receive a short list of quality candidates whose resumes on indeed match your job description Visit indeed dot com slash credit 5 O three on WTO on this march 2nd 2022 sunny sky still We.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"At the service included vice president Kamala Harris Atlanta's new mayor Andre Dickens and king's daughter doctor Bernice king who spoke about voting rights bills being stalled in Congress for months and its impact on Georgia U.S. senator Raphael Warnock who is up for reelection this year Too many And I say it again Too many have sacrificed and suffered the voting rights to let it hang Senator Warnock in the bounce Warnock has served a senior pastor at ebenezer for more than 15 years He says it's easy for people to repeat MLK's quotes but not necessarily back it up with action Everybody loves doctor king They just don't always love what he represents Georgia governor Brian Kemp is also up for reelection this year He and First Lady Marty Kemp were also part of the program speaking in a recorded message about king's commitment to nonviolence His methods ultimately led to success and showed all of us that taking the high road is the best path to achieving lasting change Kemp signed Georgia's controversial voting laws that critics have called voter suppression public comments called the governor's appearance a slap in the face and just a political move ahead of his gubernatorial race against Georgia Democrat Stacy Abrams Voting rights have been a focus beyond just this weekend The king center wrapped up the week by working with several organizations on a voter registration drive in Atlanta.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Now is 5 44 glad you were along for all things considered on members supported 90.1 W ABE where ATL meets NPR I'm Jim bertz call it the worst kept secret in recent memory but today in governor Brian Kemp had made it official Electric truck maker rivian will locate its $5 billion assembly factory to just east of Atlanta It's expected to employ 7500 people once it's fully up and running and the company has only actually produced a few trucks so far but that hasn't stopped it from now being valued at more than 400 or GM With an E now live from downtown from the state capital Israel Bali are politics reporter who's been covering this this afternoon and can you hear me okay I hear you great And so this was a big day for Georgia It was a big day for Brian Kemp Kind of talk about what the announcement meant politically for him going into this next campaign It's a point that he's going to be able to repeat over and over when he's on the campaign trail He's going to you know the governor makes a lot of economic announcements But when you talk about a carmaker an audio manufacturer something this big people are going to remember it And that was something we talked to him after all the press conference and everything It was something he talked about and it's going to be it's going to be a talking point And for those of our listeners who are here a few years ago in 2006 when Kia came to Georgia it was a talking point for then governor Sonny Purdue So definitely something that the governor can point to put his hands around the people will know Speaking of knowing in 2006 people knew the brand Kia It was familiar to the marketplace Rivian not so much at least not yet So why did Georgia invest its investment eggs all in the rivian basket So to speak You know the officials I talked to you know they're always approaching any company that might express interest And both sides are talking about that this was a match that one thing that I heard from from a number of people was how quickly this project could get going You have a site east of Atlanta for those who don't know this plant It's going to be built on an area that borders Walton and Morgan counties If you're driving down I 20 it's going to be exit one O one And the one thing they talked about was how fast this project could get up and going that they could break ground early next year and that cars could be coming off the assembly line in late 2023 or early 2024 As for what incentive package was given we don't know yet that's not been made public Folks might also remember a decade ago Georgia was among the most lucrative markets in the entire U.S. for the Nissan leaf It was really the only electric vehicle on the market at that time The state gave buyers an extra $5000 in state tax credits You could access the HOV lanes totally free and the like And then a few years ago all those perks they just went away In fact now EV drivers have to pay the state a yearly tax Do you get the sense that rivian's presence might have a change on that policy across the state That question was asked a number of times in terms of especially that extra 200 plus I think it's like 225 or 240 that has to be paid You know if you do have that EV license plate you still get to use the HOV lane solo Yes that tax break has long been gone We asked a couple of people of that and I think everyone pointed towards the legislature to see what happens there But then there's always the question you know an electric car is not paying not paying gas taxes how do you keep the upkeep of the road So that's going to be a discussion You're going to probably see the legislature this year next year as that plant comes up And you basically see more EV cars on the road here in Georgia Absolutely Do you think rivian's going to have a seat at that table in that conversation I think so It looked the two sides looked very comfortable up there on the stage And I would say they're going to have a voice down here as that plant gets built Delays those have been the name of the game for the budding EV maker They're getting rave reviews the vehicles are very popular just named motor motor trends truck of the year But if folks have the way he told 2023 or 2024 to get one how worried are officials that they may stumble out of the gate You know they really didn't address that today but you know look at people who are trying to buy an electric car right now Most teslas are at least early next year depending on the model early next year to midsummer to get a Tesla a brand new one and it doesn't.
"brian kemp" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"A Trump favorite has upended Georgia's race for governor David perdue announced yesterday he would contest incumbent Brian Kemp for the Republican nomination Let's listen Look I like Brian This isn't personal It's simple He has failed all of us It can not win in November Meanwhile Democrat Stacey Abrams is taking another shot at the C two making Georgia one of the major states to watch in the 2022 midterms For more we're joined by W ABE politics reporter raul valley Welcome raul Hello Well David perdue lost his Senate seat to Democrat John ossoff last year Now he's back as a primary challenger for governor and he's gotten former president Trump's endorsement How do Republicans you've spoken to feel about this I've heard a lot of frustration I've heard loud size but mainly worry first Republicans I talked to were concerned about next November after a possibly divisive primary can they get all of their voters back to the polls in a general election and then here's the possible fallout on the local level A Republican state lawmaker I talked to is worried what it means for his election after redistricting his seat as 55 55% Republican If enough Republicans don't show up in November is he in trouble and then a different Republican state lawmaker I talked to who supporting governor Kemp is worried if he's going to be challenged by a Trump style candidate so a lot of questions about the fallout from a possibly divided Republican Party in Georgia Okay former president Trump has a grudge against Brian Kemper refusing to invalidate Biden's win in the state Now Trump has endorsed David perdue is is the Kemp campaign worried about losing the Republican base They're not saying that out loud but Republicans know that they have got to be able to reunite the party along all their fault lines Look here in Georgia it was always about for years balancing business conservatives and social conservatives while it's now those forces plus Trump supporters along with those who don't like the former president Now last week before Purdue entered the race I asked governor Kemp about the possibility of entering the race what it would mean for his campaign and this is what he had to say to me Trump supporters and Kemp supporters in Georgia Republicans in Georgia voters know what my record is It is a record that I told them I would do when I was.
"brian kemp" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Be clear here but this is one of those brave new world issues. You gotta deal with with your kids and you've got to talk to your kids about. Make sure they understand that what they're seeing is the real world It is pretend in so many cases it is a world that can be deeply corrupting online and facebook realizes this but what do they do about it. I mean parents are letting kids do this. The number of people. I know who it's not their kids they bring up. It's people. They know who are allowing their kids to be influencers. I hate the word. i am. Technically at influence right got fifteen thousand followers on instagram. Two hundred thousand followers on on twitter and a bunch on facebook. I don't keep up with it on facebook. How many people there are. and i've got verified cal's even on instagram. I'm the only blue check checkmark on instagram. Most of my friends and my kids friends know which gives me some sort of status with my kids like your dad's got blue checkmark on instagram. Yes i do. Does it matter released. It shouldn't the fact that it does to some people says it's problematic and it's something you've got to deal with with kids It's it's we live in a world where people over share on her over exposed to degree and it's starting to have real world psychological problems. There's a book and now all of a sudden it. I generation i jin. I can't remember all of a sudden the name of the book. But i think it's called agenda pointed out that the rate of teen suicides spite Several years ago. And if you wanna put your finger on a moment there was no like national global event As to win it happened. I mean there was no big like global thing that would cost kids to fall into despair but in two thousand seven. Steve jobs unveiled the iphone january. Nineth of two thousand seven. It came out that summer and the next year or so. There was an app store and things like instagram and snapchat and stuff started to be developed in. You started to see the suicide rate of teenagers. Go up why well. It's the speculation in this book. And i think it's credible. Speculation is that prior to the iphone generation is kids in your kid's school. Had a party in your kid wasn't invited. anything didn't know. Now your kids at home alone. All the kids said no. Nothing's going on this weekend. And your kids suddenly seeing these other kids at parties having fun. Your kid wasn't invited. It causes despair. Depression teen bullying can now happen digitally through private message that you the parent may not be aware of. You've got to engage with your kids and ways. Our parents did not engage with us. I was tying my son's tie this morning for child. he's twelve. He goes to christian private school. They have chapel had ties. I thought you know. I don't really remember i will i. I didn't live in an environment with that. And i remember for years. I wore clip on ties as a kid because my dad worked offshore a lot and it was a while before i learned at a tie tie. My mom didn't know how. So i got clip on ties in in having this hands on time with my kid is meaningful to me in a way i could with my dad due to his job and you with online mike perez never had to talk to me about this stuff i'm having to. I'm the generation have learned to talk to my kids. And i'm telling you you gotta talk to your kids about this stuff..
"brian kemp" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"The legislature may need to deal with where we're still working with them and in that regard so we remain very open-minded about that but i will tell you they've been very supportive of me using Millions of dollars out of the governor's emergency fund for our crime suppression unit. We've done over twelve thousand vehicle stops we've been in over three hundred and fourteen chases we've arrested you know. I think it's three hundred people now. They had outstanding warrants. Eleven those for murder Recovered stolen weapons. We've been pounded. I think over six hundred cars now and so we're making a dent And we're continuing press Those at the city that atlanta police departments been working with us. But we're also oppressed in the policy makers To join us in doing us in this fight. Keep our family safe now last question for you before we get out of here With all the economic data out there and the healthcare and it looks like most of the cova delta variance situation at starting to shift north. It does seem to be seasonal How do you work with the governor's around the state when it comes to combat cove particularly now a as it's spreading around the country and we've gotten so contentious you do have to deal with a lot of democratic governors as well. What's the interplay there at at that sort of level you know the main thing. I've been doing a talk and come on neighbors what they're seeing it. We're kind of you know these waves come and everybody's kind of get hit at the same time and you know we saw that door to kinda starting in florida and it moved up. And that's moved alabama tennessee and it kind of came from some of those states mississippi and others down from missouri through texas arkansas and mississippi and so on some conversations with my fellow governors about what they're saying what they're dealing with just so we knew when it started here What it was gonna be like. You know kind of looking at their modeling. See how long we thought this would last. That helps us prepare for bed capacity and really which was never issue here are issue here was like everywhere else around. The country was having enough staffing. And we've taken very aggressive actions to get off managed staffing to our hospital and then also calling up up to twenty five runs the national guard to just be support staff and hospital. Some of that's medical but a lot of it is just helping you know with logistics point people in the right direction inter and data and computers or the medical staff could be caring for patients. And i tell you. It's been a godsend. I hear from the hospital for every day that they are so thankful for national guard. And i'd remind are lifting around the country that we had over two hundred of our door to national guard supporting the border patrol mission. Doing all they can to help but not crisis down there and you know we had post building the wall before it was stopped and certainly a lot of people serving in iraq and afghanistan and our our thoughts and prayers continued to be those thirteen families. That lost Some great americans lost over there in that debacle and for all that served and those that gay dolton sacrifice were praying for them and their families as well. We got an enlisted. I know you gotta swearing in ceremony to get to so. I appreciate you being able to take some time on your day in in get to us. Thank you very much. Thank you governor. Brian kip governor of the state of georgia. Charlie takes visas. He's got an appointment to get to a square it end. You need to let him go so we will let him go but Glad he could stop by the economic news out of the southeast is actually remarkable georgia florida tennessee in particular And south carolina now showing some real economic growth. Despite the covert lockdowns are not really the lockdowns just people staying home and stayed in place because they were security the delta variant the economic situation southeast continuing to rebound texas as well doing great. But not as good as georgia right now. The governor had time. i'm sure would appointed aright. Didn't have time to talk to him about the uga south carolina game. But we all know who's gonna win that we will be back this hour of the program brought to you by first liberty building and loan if you are in charge of the finances of your business and you need access to loans the banks have been. Don't you know see i. Liberty can get you yes. They made their lending decisions. They've been since the nineties. But we're talking big deals for companies that want to be big six figures and above you buying a building building building buying a fleet of vehicles for your company. They wanna help you go first. Liberty dot com. That is i. Liberty g. a. dot com. Well get ready. The taliban is coming to street. That's right They're hiring lobbyists. A leading figure in the afghan resistance is retained. A washington lobbyist seek military and financial support against the taliban according to a lobbying contract Ahmad masud the leader of one of the most prominent groups of fighters seeking out the taliban from power. Signed a contract this week with riot robert strike Who built a lobbying practice during the trump administration working with clients and others on k. Street i am also told that well. The taliban is seeking representation on k. Street yep as a matter of fact here comes this paragraph from the washington post. Three lobbyists also say they heard the taliban seeking representation on k. street as they seek international funding and legitimacy. They're all going to why not to china. You know the chinese actually do have a legit concern with taliban because the taliban are true believers the leaguers are muslim. And the chinese are exterminating them. They're trying to play nice. With the taliban hoping the talibans a desires to have international legitimacy this time and do things slightly different will help them. I'm not sure. Meanwhile the us state department continues to screw things up. This is from jim geraghty at national review. My reader who is trying to get his company's former employees that have afghanistan offers another update and another illustration of the kafka esque process of getting an afghan ally to leave the country. My readers says his senator's office has been helping him get through two employees of the state department who might be able to give him more useful. Information as emails are stuck in auto reply hill. In his words he was able to get a number for an afghanistan. American citizen legal permanent resident hotline from a call center in kentucky area code six zero six. I suspect it's the state department's kentucky counselors thinner in williamsburg. I explained the situation. He said a us legal. Permanent residents is twenty seventeen. His wife and kids visa interviews interrupted by closing of kabul embassy. His first response her first response was to read me verbatim. Text of the auto reply. Email that we've been receiving the us embassy in cabela's close blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. I let her do that on the off chance. There might be new information. There wasn't with woman on the hotline finished. Repeating the old not terribly helpful information. I said how do we get him. And his family out of afghanistan. My reader says the state department's hotline operators advice was to leave afghanistan. Contact any of the neighboring country us embassies travel to that embassy. Finish the interview process. Get the visas. Then buy tickets and fly to the. Us my reader replied that that step one is impossible without first having a visa and the taliban have made it clear. Afghans like his former employer's wife and children are allowed to leave and the northern border is closed afghan refugees. She did not have an answer. I'll make one defense of the state department employees. She didn't establish or get say setting the policies. She just gets to be the one answering the calls to the hotline and offering utterly useless recommendations. The plight of these afghans is now a catch twenty two. They cannot leave afghanistan without a visa and without a functioning embassy in the country. The us government cannot issue them visas and they cannot get out of afghanistan to a neighboring country to get visas.