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TUESDAY November 22, 2022: 'ARMED AND GAY' The Man Who Cost Georgia Millions' by award winning ZUMA Press photographer Robin Rayne: He Won only 2 Percent of the Vote yet he could decide who wins a senate seat. Chase Oliver played the spoiler in Georgia as a Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate. Now, his endorsement is an influential piece of the runoff race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. For almost a year, incumbent Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker were the faces that came to mind for Georgia's U.S. Senate race. However, they weren't the only names Georgia voters saw on the ballot. Welcome to 'Armed And Gay' THE MAN WHO COST GEORGIA MILLIONS'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #864: TUESDAY November 22, 2022: 'ARMED AND GAY' The Man Who Cost Georgia Millions' by award winning ZUMA Press photographer Robin Rayne: He Won only 2 Percent of the Vote yet he could decide who wins a senate seat. Chase Oliver played the spoiler in Georgia as a Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate. Now, his endorsement is an influential piece of the runoff race between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. For almost a year, incumbent Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker were the faces that came to mind for Georgia's U.S. Senate race. However, they weren't the only names Georgia voters saw on the ballot. Welcome to 'Armed And Gay' THE MAN WHO COST GEORGIA MILLIONS'
CHASE OLIVER with his favorite flag, with LGBTQ Pride colors and a 'Don't Tread on Me' design, popular with conservative voters, and his grandfather's police Smith and Wesson revolver. 'I'm armed and gay,' said Oliver, who supports the second amendment. Oliver, Libertarian Party candidate for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democratic Sen. Warnock, succeeded in his mission to highlight broken election rules in the state that forced a runoff election Dec. 6 between Warnock and Republican challenger Walker.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
CHASE OLIVER with his favorite flag, with LGBTQ Pride colors and a Don't Tread on Me design, popular with conservative voters, and his grandfather's police Smith and Wesson revolver. 'I'm armed and gay,' said Oliver, who supports the second amendment. Oliver received just under 3 percent of the midterm vote, preventing Walker and Warnock from securing 50 percent plus one vote, Georgia's rule for statewide elections. 'Sometimes you have to break something or show why it's broken in order to provide that solution,' he said.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
CHASE OLIVER loads campaign signs into his scratched, dented and duct-taped 2010 Toyota Corolla that served as his campaign car. 'No big bus for me' he said.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
CHASE OLIVER with his scratched, dented and duct-taped 2010 Toyota Corolla that also served as his campaign car. 'No big bus for me,' he said.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
CHASE OLIVER with his scratched, dented and duct-taped 2010 Toyota Corolla that also served as his campaign car. 'No big bus for me,' he said.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
University of Georgia football legend HERSHEL WALKER, endorsed by Donald Trump in his bid for U.S. Senate seat, speaks to Cobb County Republicans. Walker seeks to unseat Rev. Raphael Warnock in the 2022 midterm elections.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
Sen. RAPHAEL WARNOCK (R-GA) speaks with supporters in a small town in Central Georgia. For almost a year, incumbent Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker were the faces that came to mind for Georgia's U.S. Senate race. However, they weren't the only names Georgia voters saw on the ballot. Libertarian Chase Oliver was also challenging Warnock for his seat in Washington.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
CHASE OLIVER, Libertarian Party candidate for Georgia in his basement office that doubled as a two-person volunteer campaign staff headquarters.
© Robin Rayne/ZUMA Press Wire
Robin Rayne

ROBIN RAYNE is an Atlanta based, internationally published magazine and newspaper photojournalist and documentary film producer, specializing in developmental disability issues, human rights and social justice concerns. Spanning a 35 year national magazine career, his work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, DOUBLEtruck Magazine, Paris Match, zReportage.com and Der Spiegel, among dozens more. Robin's stories and projects have been syndicated globally by ZUMA Press since the agency's beginning in 1993. Robin and his wife Kyla live in Canton, Georgia with their trusty dog Seamus a Wheaten terrier.:864



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