More than 3 million people voted early, with large numbers in Democratic-leaning areas, a record for a runoff election.
Senate race in Georgia: Meet the candidates
For the final day of voting that will determine which party governs the U.S., Georgia voters went to the polls Tuesday. In the first two years of his presidency, the Senate and what Joe Biden could achieve. Stephanie Aluko stood outside her polling place after casting her ballot on the cold Atlanta morning and remarked how remarkable it was that her state was being paid attention to by the entire world. Continue Reading “It showed the people of Georgia how important it is to vote,” she said outside Antioch Baptist Church, where a steady stream of voters quickly cast their ballots. Trump called on Georgia’s secretary of state to electrify voters in the Senate race. Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are seeking to replace David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, the incumbent Republican Georgia senators.
They would gain complete control of the U.S. Congress if Democrats win (the Senate will be divided evenly, with Kamala Harris, vice president-elect, casting the decision-making vote), which will allow Biden to pursue an aggressive policy agenda on topics such as civil rights and the climate. If Republicans win even one seat, they would maintain their majority in the Senate, which would give them a large majority in the Senate.
The race is also a critical test in Georgia for an emerging political power.
“In November, Joe Biden, long considered a conservative bastion, won the state, the first Democrat to do so in almost 30 years. The changing electorate is also driven by efforts to organize and mobilize voters of color by Stacey Abrams and other grassroots groups, many led by black women. “It is unforgettable to be part of this special election because I feel like my vote has actually counted this time, According to ABC News, the Georgia Democrats have not won a statewide runoff in decades, as Democratic turnout typically decreases in the second race.
But more than 3 million people voted early before Tuesday, a runoff high, with large numbers in Democratic-leaning regions.
According to Ryan Anderson, who analyzed Georgia voting data and posted it on the website georgiavotes.com, black voters have consistently made up a higher percentage of the early electorate than they did at the same point before the November general election. The early voting data showed that Republicans needed a high turnout to win on Election Day, said Charles Bullock, a political science professor,
The president continued to wrongly say that he won more votes than Biden in the state at a rally in Georgia on Monday night. Some Republicans have supported Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, and several, including Loeffler, are preparing to reject the certification of Congressional voters in the presidential race on Wednesday. “It makes me angry,” said Shirley Rosser, 64, a voter in Atlanta, about Trum. ET in Georgia and as long as they are in line by then, voters are entitled to cast a ballot.
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s top election official, predicted that on Wednesday morning there will be an election result, but it could take longer as absentee ballots are counted by election staff. Once again, analysts advise patience as the ballots are collected – as it can take longer for votes to be counted in Democratic-leaning areas with large populations, it may appear that Republican candidates are leading before all votes are counted. If the contest is tight, in the coming days there will undoubtedly be an active legal attempt to dispute the votes.