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