The Dirty War Against Raphael Warnock
If the Senate flips, the next four years might look very different—but Kelly Loeffler’s not going down without fighting filthy
As heavy as Election Day felt last November, today is just as pivotal. This time, though, all that weight is focused on a single state: Georgia sees not one, but two runoff elections for its Senate seats. If both Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock manage to unseat Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, control of the U.S. Senate would flip to the Democrats. Millions of people may have already made their choice in early voting, but millions more may do the same today. And if you thought the GOP would run a fair fight in the midst of Trump’s repeated lies about the first election, then… well, you thought wrong. As David Dennis Jr. writes, gazillionaire and WNBA heel Loeffler has slathered herself in racism throughout her campaign against Warnock, casting the pastor as a big Black threat, and even darkening his skin in recent ads. “These are the same terms and rhetorical tricks that have led to the deaths of so many Black men in America,” Dennis writes. Warnock may have built a slim lead in polls, but we’ve all seen what campaigns like Loeffler’s are capable of—and why it’s so imperative to renounce them.