Black Georgia voters say the Walker-Warnock runoff leaves them with a burden to ‘save the Senate’ again

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Georgia voters will return to the polls in December as the state’s top two Senate candidates head to a runoff. (Megan Varner / Getty Images)

ATLANTA — Aaron Jones took a deep breath when he emerged from the public library on Ponce de Leon Avenue here into the warm Georgia sun after casting his votes in the midterm elections on Tuesday afternoon.

By late that evening, he was anxiety-ridden and befuddled as Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock was engaged in a tight race with the embattled former football star Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee.

Wednesday morning, Jones was exasperated.

“It’s been stressful,” Jones, an auto body repair supervisor, said. “Not from the standpoint of who I would vote for. But you look at what’s going on in politics and too much of it is not about the people. It’s ugly stuff about one party over the other, and that’s hard to watch and hear every day. But now, after all that, it’s still not over.”

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