Georgia's Republican lieutenant governor says he couldn't bring himself to vote for Herschel Walker

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Herschel Walker speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Georgia on November 16, 2022.Brandon Bell/Getty Images
  • Georgia's Republican lieutenant governor said he couldn't vote for GOP candidate Herschel Walker.

  • Geoff Duncan said he ended up not voting, calling it "the most disappointing ballot I've ever stared at."

  • He previously said that Walker "hasn't earned my respect or my vote."

Georgia's Republican Lt. Gov Geoff Duncan said he couldn't bring himself to vote for the Republican or Democratic candidate in his state's Senate runoff.

Duncan told CNN that he went to vote on Wednesday but ultimately didn't vote for either Republican Herschel Walker or Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock.

"I was one of those folks who got in line and spent about an hour waiting, and it was the most disappointing ballot I've ever stared at in my entire life since I started voting," he said.

He added: "I had two candidates that I just couldn't find anything that made sense for me to put my vote behind, and so I walked out of that ballot box showing up to vote but not voting for either one of them."

The outcome of the Georgia race will have big implications for the Senate.

A Warnock victory would give Democrats a 51-49 majority, while Walker winning would give the GOP a 50-50 split.

The election takes place on December 6, but early voting started on November 28.

Duncan said in October that Walker, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had not yet earned his vote.

"I'm not voting for Raphael Warnock, and Herschel Walker hasn't earned my respect or my vote," Duncan told CNN at the time.

He said: "We didn't ask who was the best leader. We didn't ask who had the best resume. Unfortunately, Republicans looked around to see who Donald Trump supported."

"And he was a famous football player, and so he became our nominee, and now we're paying the price for that."

Walker has been accused of pressuring two women to have abortions despite having a pro-life platform, and of hiding "secret" children.

An ex-girlfriend also recently accused him of attacking her.

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