Georgia runoff: Early voting on pace to match or exceed presidential election

Georgia runoff: Early voting on pace to match or exceed presidential election
David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – At this point, who knows if this is good or bad?  A whole lot of the votes seem to come from the Stacey Abrams mail-in ballot stash.]

More than 1.1 million Georgians have voted in twin U.S. Senate runoff elections that will determine which party controls that chamber of Congress, and with it the fate of much of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s agenda, state data showed on Friday.

The surge in turnout after four days of early in-person voting, and about four weeks of mail-in voting, showed that voter participation in the two races is on pace to rival the records set in the November presidential contest in which Biden defeated Republican incumbent Donald Trump. …

Signs of high turnout in the January Senate contests in Georgia point to another squeaker, analysts said. …

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Ballots accepted through Thursday were only just below the 1.2 million that were cast at the same point in the November election, when turnout eventually totaled about 5 million votes.

Roughly 2 million votes were cast in the last runoff for a Senate seat in Georgia, when Republican Saxby Chambliss defeated Democrat Jim Martin in 2008.

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