December 11, 2022

Although Walker did get 74% of the vote there in deep red Johnson County, a rural county in central Georgia, it wasn't enough for Walker. “I’m gonna call the sheriff and have him find out who didn’t vote for me,” Walker said, according to an aide.

He had been hoping to follow in the footsteps of Herschel Vespasian Johnson, the founder of Johnson County and perhaps Walker's namesake. Via Wikipedia, [Johnson] "was the 41st Governor of Georgia from 1853 to 1857 and the vice presidential nominee of the Douglas wing of the Democratic Party in the 1860 U.S. presidential election. He also served as one of Georgia's Confederate States senators." And of course he was also a slaveowner, with 115 slaves to his name, according to the slave schedule of the U.S. census.

But really, I'm not sure why Herschel Walker should be so upset. After all, he lives in Dallas, not Georgia.

Source: Daily Beast

As the votes rolled in last month, Walker was fixated on the results from one precinct: Johnson County, the location of his hometown of Wrightsville.

Walker wasn’t surprised he had won Johnson County. He won it, in fact, with slightly under 74 percent of the electorate. Walker was instead surprised—“absolutely shocked,” according to a former staffer—that he didn’t win 100 percent of the county. Not only did Walker fall well short of those absurd expectations, Gov. Brian Kemp outperformed him in Johnson County, another fact that infuriated him, three staffers said.

“I’m gonna call the sheriff and have him find out who didn’t vote for me,” Walker said, according to one aide.

And just to rub more salt in his wounds, Johnson County was the only county in Georgia to have more votes in the runoff than in the general election. And Warnock received an even higher percentage, Walker with just 71% instead of the 74% he received in November.

And some pics from inside his mansion in Dallas ("a spectacular Italian Estate”), located in a gated golf-course community known as Vaquero. Of course.

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