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Georgia’s Historic Turnout in Key Senate Elections


#Atlanta – #More than 2.3 million people have already voted in the elections to elect the two federal senators for #Georgia, who will determine control of the #United #States #Upper #House, in what are the second-round elections with the highest participation in the history of the state, the electoral authorities reported #Tuesday.

The #Georgia #Secretary of #State confirmed to #Efe that 1.5 million people had voted in the early elections as of #Monday, which in most counties ends this #Wednesday, and another 800,000 sent their ballots by mail or deposited them in the special mailboxes placed in various parts of the state.

#According to official figures, the more than 2.3 million voters who already voted for the elections of #January 5, 2021 represent approximately 27% of the electoral roll.

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#In these second-round elections, which capture national attention because they could give the president-elect #Joe #Biden #With #Democrats in control of #Congress, journalist #Jon #Ossoff and #Reverend #Raphael #Warnock seek to unseat #Republican #Senators #David #Perdue and #Kelly #Loeffler, respectively.

#According to the #Georgia #Votes site, which analyzes statistics released by the #Georgia #Secretary of #State, a higher proportion of #Hispanics and #African #Americans are voting compared to the general election, which could be a good sign for #Democrats.

#Ethnic minority voters, especially #Latinos and #African #Americans, were precisely key in #Biden’s victory last #November in #Georgia, a state that had been a #Republican stronghold since the early 1990s.

#Polls show that both races for the federal #Senate seats for #Georgia are tied, with only one week left before the crucial vote.

The 2.3 million readers who have already exercised their right to vote is greater than the 2.1 million who voted in the entire runoff process of the #Georgia #Senate elections in 2008, the last time a runoff was necessary.

#And there are still several days left to vote early and by mail and on election day itself.

#This week #Republicans also suffered a setback in court after a judge rejected a lawsuit brought by the #Texas conservative group #True The #Vote that questioned the eligibility to vote of more than 4,000 voters.

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#Federal #Magistrate #Leslie #Abrams #Gardner, sister of #Democratic activist and former #Georgia gubernatorial candidate #Stacey #Abrams, blocked election officials from #Muscogee #Counties, where the city of #Columbus, in central #Georgia, and #Ben #Hill will force large numbers of voters to prove their residency before voting.

#In the final stretch of this campaign and pressured by the #Democrats and the president himself #Donald #Trump#Republican candidates said #Tuesday that they support the proposal to increase direct deposits to citizens from $ 600 to $ 2,000, contemplated in the economic stimulus package.

#Speaking to #Fox #News, #Perdue said he “fully supports what the president is doing right now,” while #Loeffler said he has supported #Trump “one hundred percent of the time” and that “we need to bring relief to #Americans now. ”.



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