Senate elections

And then the Libertarian Party candidate spouts this out:

Oliver thinks there is a possibility that Walker may drop out of the race. “When there’s family involved, sometimes family takes precedence over things like politics. I think he should probably take a good long look at whether he wants to stay in this race or whether he wants to just get out of the race and start repairing the damage that’s been done by his campaign.” According to Georgia law, the deadline for substituting a candidate is 60 days before the general election, which would have been nearly a month ago.

If Walker drops out, voters will still have Warnock and Oliver to choose from. But if Walker had run for a House seat instead, voters would have had no other option than his Democratic opponent. That’s because Georgia law stipulates that for House races, third-party candidates must collect signatures from 5 percent of the registered voters in their district to get on the ballot—more than 20,000 in total. In nearly 60 years, no third-party candidate has successfully achieved that goal. Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to that law, leaving the restriction in place.

In Georgia, candidates need to surpass 50 percent of the vote to win outright and avoid a runoff. In 2020, Warnock secured his Senate seat by surviving a crowded special election and eking out a two-point victory over incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a January 2021 runoff. Oliver worries that the new revelations about Walker may “cause more people to not vote at all and maybe push Warnock over 50 percent.” Considering that Oliver is polling well enough to cover the difference between the two candidates, he hopes to prevent an outright win from either side and that enough Republican voters will abandon Walker “and maybe put me in the runoff” against Warnock.

He is a politician selling his chances. But if the Green Party candidate could make no headway against Democratic candidate Alvin Greene, the Republican voter isn’t jumping ship here. Heck, Gary Johnson barely made a dent with Donald Trump on the ballot and a theoretical bunch of “never” or close to that Trumpers.

Meanwhile, a familiar pattern in Pennsylvania. Fetterman OWNS social media in comparison with Oz. And his lead, predictably enough as the lead was always inflated and undecided Republicans were set to “head home”, is at the same time shrinking. He probably will win. But it won’t match his CRUSHing virtual landslide.

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