Early voting with record turnout ends in Georgia: 3 million vote for Senate runoffs

 

 

 

A huge number of Georgians, three million, have already cast their vote for the U.S. Senate runoffs. Election day is on Tuesday, following which votes would be counted after 7 p.m.. Both President Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden will visit Georgia to lend support to their candidates and motivate voters to turn out in karge numbers on election day; in this crucial election.

 

These make-or -break elections are extremely important for both the Democrats and the Republicans. The battle is between U.S. Senators and Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Purdue who face a tough challenge from Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution analyzed the election data and concluded:

  • Early ballots favor the Democrats
  • Early voting turnout approached the levels of the presidential elections
  • More than 150,000 people voted in-person this week
  • Rural conservative areas are behind so far but could catch up on Election day
  • Voters who favor Republicans tend to vote in-person on Election Day — 60% in favor on November 3
  • The 3 million early votes broke the earlier record of 2.1 million in the 2008 Georgia runoffs
  • About 31% identified themselves as Black voters when compared with 27% in the general elections
  • Over 114,000 new voters, who didn’t cast ballots in the general election, have voted
  • The new voters are racially diverse — 37% Black and 43% White
  • Almost 57% of runoff voters, who voted in the Primary last June, asked for Democratic ballots
  • Almost 41% of runoff voters asked for Republican ballots
  • Nearly 44% of runoff voters did not vote in the primary

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