Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., told congregants at Ebenezer Baptist Church that they faced “severe” voter suppression at the polls just two days before Georgia saw record voter turnout and re-elected him as the Democratic nominee.
Warnock, a senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s former church in Atlanta, blasted Georgia’s Republican-passed Election Integrity Act from the pulpit, saying the law is intended to diminish the “power” of Black voters.
“Don’t you dare sleep on Tuesday if you didn’t early vote,” he said on May 22. “Your ballot is a blood-stained ballot. You ought to rise up and transform every opposition, every obstacle into an opportunity. You have power in your hands.”