Ross Williams

Raphael Warnock wins U.S. Senate runoff, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority

By: - December 7, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock will return to Washington to represent Georgia for the next six years after winning his Senate runoff Tuesday, handing Senate Democrats a coveted 51st seat. The Associated Press called the race at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday. By early Wednesday morning, Warnock had 51.3% of the vote, edging out Republican Herschel Walker […]

Decision day: Georgia’s whirlwind U.S. Senate runoff comes to a dramatic close

By: - December 6, 2022

When the sun rises Wednesday morning, Georgians will hopefully know who will represent them in the U.S. Senate for the next six years. Democrats are hoping to elect incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and end their year on a happy note. Though the party outperformed expectations nationwide, just narrowly losing control of the U.S. House, the […]

Black voters, students home for the holiday help drive early turnout for Georgia Senate race

By: - November 29, 2022

Early voting in the U.S. Senate runoff got off to a busy start in Georgia, with more than half a million ballots cast as of Monday night, including more than 300,000 votes cast Monday. “Just…WOW!” tweeted Gabriel Sterling, chief operating officer for the secretary of state Monday night. “GA voters, facilitated through the hard work of county election & poll workers, have shattered the old Early Vote turnout...

Quirky Georgia monument disparaged by GOP gubernatorial candidate as “satanic” is destroyed in mysterious explosion

By: - July 7, 2022

ELBERTON, GA. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an explosion that destroyed much of the Georgia Guidestones, a quirky granite monument in the town of Elberton near the South Carolina border. Sometimes called “America’s Stonehenge,” the Guidestones consisted of several large, upright stone blocks built in alignment with stars and constellations and weighing […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene defiant, forgetful in court challenge to reelection eligibility

By: - April 25, 2022

Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene took the stand Friday in an at-times raucous court hearing that incorporated a history lesson on the Whiskey rebellion and a stirring speech from a president fighting off an extraterrestrial invasion. Greene was in the hot seat because a group of voters say she should not be allowed to run for […]

In Georgia, Herschel Walker enters GOP field challenging Sen. Warnock, with backing from political operatives previously active in NC

By: - August 25, 2021

This story originally ran in the Georgia Recorder, a publication of the States Newsroom, of which NC Policy Watch is also a part.  Herschel Walker, the University of Georgia football star-turned Donald Trump ally, has launched a campaign to be Georgia’s next Republican U.S. Senator, challenging Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock. Walker’s entry in the race […]