According to The Hill, the folks in Georgia are fired up and showing up to vote in the upcoming runoff election for two U.S. Senators that will decide who controls the Senate in the next year.
Roughly 168,000 Georgians went to the polls on Monday, the first day to vote early in-person in the state’s two critical Senate runoff elections, according to numbers provided by the Georgia secretary of state’s office. By comparison, some 128,000 voted on the first day of early voting for the November general election.
Another 314,000 people cast absentee ballots on the first day of the early-voting period.
The first-day early in-person turnout broke a record previously set in October when early in-person voting began for the 2020 general election.
Georgia doesn’t break down early voting by political party, so not sure if these are Democrats or Republicans, or both showing up.
The U.S. Elections Project reports 24,000 voters who did not take part in the general election have cast ballots in the runoff election so far.