I never thought they would play any part in this runoff:
Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker was at a campaign rally that was playing Bone Thugs n Harmony song and Krayzie Bone had some problems with it.
A clip of the GOP Senate nominee surfaced on Friday (November 18). Herschel Walker at a campaign rally, doing a sort of moonwalk/pop-locking move while doing it The classic elegiac song by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “The crossroad” plays in the background. BTNH member Krayzie Bone got wind of the video and didn’t feel Walker’s dance move or the use of the group’s tune.
“Yoooo what the hell is he doing?” tweeted Krayzie in reference to the Herschel Walker video.
A fan noticed that Bone Smasher probably didn’t give Walker permission to use her song at his rally.
“Mannnnn, I know that wasn’t cleared up at all, big mate [tears of joy emoji][cry laughing emoji] wth,” he wrote.
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If Krayzie Bone and his groupmates decide to pursue legal action, it wouldn’t be the first time in recent years – or even in the current election cycle – that artists have chosen this route to distance themselves from a candidate.
earlier this week, the estate of Isaac Hayes announced that it was exploring options to prevent Donald Trump from using the late soul legend’s work in future performances. This comes after Trump used Sam & Dave’s classic “Hold On I’m Coming” during an event at his Mar-A-Lago estate where he announced his intention to run for president again in 2024.
“Stopping a politician from using your music isn’t always an easy task,” the Isaac Hayes Estate said via its official Twitter account, “but we’re committed to Donald Trump ‘Hold on I’ m Coming ‘discontinued’ written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter at further rallies and public appearances.
Corresponding vulturethis marks as many as 22 artists and estates who have taken such action against Trump, including rihanna, Pharrell Williams and Estate of the Prince.
Also on Thursday (November 17) was Arizona Republican Kari Lake met with a cease-and-desist declaration from the Tom Petty estate after using his song “I Won’t Back Down” after it was revealed her opponent Katie Hobbs was likely to win the Arizona governor’s race.
Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp (R.GA) is on the campaign trail to try and save Walker’s butt, but Warnock and the Georgia Democrats haven’t:
Warnock’s campaign has emphasized that he is the only Democrat to get more votes than his Republican opponent on the statewide ticket. However, he did not get the 50 percent of the votes required to win outright under Georgian law. Warnock, the senior pastor of Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, won the seat in a special runoff election in 2021 and is seeking a full six-year term.
Earlier this month, Warnock ran a 30-second ad with a testimonial from a Rossville voter who was “proud” to vote for Kemp but did not support Walker. “I just can’t get over Herschel Walker’s lack of character,” she says in the ad. He ran a similar ad in the run-up to the general election, featuring several such voters.
Georgia Democrats held an event less than three miles from Walker’s rally Saturday morning with statements from voters supporting Kemp and Warnock in the election and planning to back Warnock again in the runoff.
“I heard Herschel talk about redemption. But I was taught that salvation requires commitment, repentance and accountability,” said Heidi Moriarty, who lives in Buckhead. “The choice is clear, Georgia. I voted for Governor Kemp and Reverend Warnock on Election Day and I plan to vote again for Warnock during the runoff.”
Warnock has spread a bipartisan message during the election campaign, describing himself as a “hands-on” senator willing to work with anyone to deliver for Georgians.
“I have a proven track record of working with people across the aisle to get things done,” Warnock told reporters Friday night when asked about Kemp’s rally with Walker and his own efforts to woo swing voters.
Warnock pointed out that the Lugar Center, a nonprofit founded by former GOP Sen. Richard Lugar, ranks him as the 18th most bipartisan senator in the Senate, as he often does on the campaign trail. “No matter what my opponent says, he cannot erase that fact,” Warnock said.
Warnock on Saturday planned to stop in several counties in the greater Atlanta area, including Gwinnett and Cherokee. Warnock won at Gwinnett by 20 points and lost to Walker at Cherokee by 38 points. He had also planned a rally with Emory University students. Warnock’s campaign announced Saturday that musician Dave Matthews will perform at a campaign event Nov. 28 in Cobb County.
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Turnout will be important because Georgia Republicans are banking on a shorter runoff window to save Walker:
Georgia poll officials are busy verifying and confirming general election results amid tough new deadlines mandated by a Republican-backed 2021 election bill, while preparing for a Runoff election to the US Senate this happens earlier than usual, also because of the new law.
Many poll workers report working 12 to 16 hours each day to complete a jumble of tasks in a condensed timeframe mandated by the 2021 law. These duties include counting outstanding provisional and foreign ballots and confirming county election results; completing a hand-counted review of the selected ballots; reviewing and updating electoral systems; and coordinating preparations for early voting in the runoff between Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) and Herschel Walker (R), which will begin as early as Tuesday in some counties.
“This has probably been the toughest election year I’ve ever seen,” said Zach Manifold, the election commissioner for Gwinnett County, Georgia’s second most populous county, which is part of metro Atlanta’s core.
“I think everyone is interested in seeing how the next few weeks play out,” Manifold said. “This runoff is basically saying to everyone, ‘Congratulations, you did great in 90 days! Let’s see if we can make it in 28.’ So I think the deadlines have been kept decently so far, but I think you’ll probably feel it a lot more in a runoff.
Georgia Republicans enacted measures following the 2020 presidential election, when former President Donald Trump and his allies falsely claimed rampant and coordinated voter fraud far-reaching legislation who revised the state’s electoral laws. In addition to imposing new requirements for casting a ballot-by-mail, introducing a set of rules for county election administration, and strengthening lawmakers’ powers to inspect polling stations, the law shortens the window of time between a general election and a potential runoff to about one third the time.
The law — both in its practical effect and legal implications — has at times confused election officials, such as when state officials realized they could no longer legally offer Saturday early voting before the runoff due to another law prohibiting voting on holidays, including a state holiday that once honored Confederate General Robert E. Lee. After the Democrats sued, a Judge ruled on Friday that counties may offer early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Boroughs are facing pressure from voting rights groups to ensure voters have as much access to vote as possible under the reduced deadline. The runoff election in Georgia will take place four weeks after the midterm elections. In contrast, after the 2020 election, decisive dual Runoff elections in the Senate was held in January 2021 to determine the balance of power in the Senate.
But abortion rights remain a big issue in the runoff:
Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned constitutional protections for abortion in June, both political parties have wondered if the decision would encourage abortion advocates — particularly women — to vote, or if it would slack off, as it puts them off worried about inflation and the economy.
The midterm elections held earlier this month provided a partial answer. In Georgia, an Associated Press exit poll found that seven in 10 voters said abortion was either the most important factor or a major factor in their vote. Only the economy ranks higher.
“You saw during halftime that people were highly motivated to make sure the options for reproductive freedom were preserved,” said Melita Easters, executive director of the Georgia WIN List, which advocates for the choice of women who do Support abortion rights. “I think they will remain highly motivated in the runoff.”
Already, abortion advocates and opponents alike are pouring money into the Georgia race
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, which donated $5,000 to Walker’s general election campaign, said it would invest at least $1 million to help him in the runoff.
Planned parenthood votes put an end to a new 15 second digital display Attack Walker and support Warnock. Prior to the runoff, Warnock had raised more than $34,000 from political abortion rights action committees such as the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL Pro Choice America.
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