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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 01:05 PM

Insight into the "Warnock - Perdue" republican voters in Georgia

Why Some Georgia Voters Split Their Ballots Between Democrats And Republicans

"It didn't seem like there was a lot of daylight in terms of policy in terms of their stances on Trump, in terms of what they do for Georgia between David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler," said Bernard Fraga, a political scientist at Emory University. "So the fact that a relatively small number of Republican voters were willing to vote for David Perdue but not Kelly Loeffler is an interesting phenomenon."

Nathan Muller is one of these Georgians who saw daylight between the candidates where campaign strategists designed there to be none.

"...(Loeffler's) messaging was just so, you know, bang, bang, bang the drum for Trump. 'More conservative than Attila the Hun' ... Like, are you nuts?" Muller said, referring to a series of ads the Loeffler campaign released, which featured an actor dressed up as the barbaric ruler from the 400s.

That ad also cost Loeffler Matthew Mutnick's vote. He's another Perdue-Warnock voter, who works in finance in Atlanta.

The Attila the Hun' ad:

Read more: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/09/955065157/why-some-georgia-voters-split-their-ballots-between-democrats-and-republicans


I know this is old news considering the insurrection that occurred, but I'm glad NPR did this story. I think it's important to clarify what happened since some were trying to suggest that the vote differences were a result of black anti-semitism. When you look at the vote totals, it's evident that Perdue received around 20k more votes than Loeffler, which is about the same margin between Warnock and Ossoff. It's really interesting, since those republicans could have abstained from voting in the Warnock-Loeffler race, which would have made it appear as though 20k voters only voted for 1 candidate.

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Reply Insight into the "Warnock - Perdue" republican voters in Georgia (Original post)
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 01:17 PM

1. Perdue was more qualified tha Loeffler

which isn't saying much since they are two peas in a pod. Ossoff is also younger than Warnock.

Of course Ossoff and Warnock were 100x better than Perdue and Loeffler.

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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 01:17 PM

2. Heard that on NPR the other day

Makes sense that Perdue was more familiar or at least had a track record. Loeffler was an unknown quantity without Trump as POTUS.

I have to look up this Attila the Hun ad.

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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 01:22 PM

3. I agree with your paragraph

It is also important to note Ossoff gained a lot with black and latino voters compared to November.

I don't know this account but these are the numbers I was referring to.



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