Georgia Election Official Called Loeffler “Complicit In Potential Violence” Against Poll Workers
Atlanta, GA – In tonight’s debate, Kelly Loeffler continued pushing her dangerous, baseless attacks on Georgia’s election while promoting “conspiracy theories” and calling on Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State to resign without evidence of wrongdoing. Loeffler also failed to defend Georgians’ right to vote against an attempt to discount legally cast ballots in Georgia and has been “complicit in potential violence” against election workers.
Senior Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Reverend Raphael Warnock has called on Loeffler to disavow threats against election officials and to join him in standing up for Georgia voters.
Warnock’s own past work on fighting for voting rights includes:
- In the aftermath of 2006’s Hurricane Katrina, Warnock organized buses to help Louisiana voters access the polls and exercise their right to vote as one of his first undertakings after joining Ebenezer Baptist Church.
- In 2017, he became the chair of the New Georgia Project, a voting rights and education advocacy organization founded by Stacey Abrams. Since its inception, the organization has registered over 400,000 new voters.
- Warnock also penned an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, drawing attention to the Georgia Republican party’s assault on voting rights.
- At Ebenezer, Warnock has participated for years in ‘Souls to the Polls’ activities, voter mobilization efforts often hosted at churches and houses of worship across the country to encourage voting in the Black community.
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