The turnout in the Georgia Senate runoff has looked the same as it did when Joe Biden won the state in November.
Kyle Griffin tweeted:
1,884,619 Georgians have already cast their ballots in the runoff elections. This is closely related to early turnout in the general election.
Postal ballot: 679,136
Early Personal Ballot: 1,205,483
At this rate, the outflow participation is expected to hit the 2 million mark by Thursday.
– Kyle Griffin (@ kylegriffin1) December 23, 2020
The African American turnout in Georgia is 99.4% of the turnout in the presidential election, which has never been held before in the state, and would be a record:
At this point in the GA runoff election, the turnout among black voters is 99.4% of the turnout at this point in the general election.
That turnout for a runoff in January could coincide with the record turnout in the presidential election – there is no precedent for that. pic.twitter.com/N6EJ1BPzVM
– Tom Bonier (@tbonier) December 23, 2020
In order for Republicans to keep the two Senate seats, they needed a lower Democratic and African American turnout. If the African American turnout breaks another record, Republicans will get into trouble in both races.
Just like the presidential election, none of these races will be an outbreak. You will be very close. Georgia voters understand what this runoff is about, and so far the Democrats have kept their momentum.
Trump is trying to sabotage the pandemic while Kelly Loeffler walks around saying the radical left and Marxist is part of some kind of political tic. David Perdue is avoiding debates with Jon Ossoff, and Republicans aren't sure whether they're going to send Trump back to the state to improve or hurt their chances.
If the Democrats close heavily and maintain momentum, they will be in the running to win both the Georgia elections and control of the U.S. Senate.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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