Record-Breaking Turnout For Georgia Senate Runoff

Georgia is seeing record-breaking turnout in advance of the December 6 Senate runoff between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and former football player Herschel Walker (R).
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Most runoff elections see lower turnout than general elections.

However, Georgia is seeing record-breaking turnout in advance of the December 6 Senate runoff between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and former football player Herschel Walker (R).

From Axios:

The Peach State set a new record for daily turnout during early voting on Tuesday, after setting the previous record on Monday.

What’s happening: While the state’s general election had three weeks of early voting, this shortened four-week runoff just has one week.

The big picture: As of Tuesday evening, more than 800,000 Georgians had voted in the runoff — which will define whether Democrats expand their Senate majority with a pivotal additional seat or whether the 50-50 majority remains for the remainder of President Biden’s term.

Read the full report here.

And there’s this from U.S. News & World Report: “A massive early vote turnout from groups that tend to favor Democrats would appear to be an advantage for Sen. Raphael Warnock in his runoff contest against Republican Herschel Walker.”

More: Herschel Walker – ‘We Need Gas-Guzzling Cars Cause We Got Good Emissions Under Those Cars’

In related news, Walker seems to be in some kind of tax or voter fraud kerfuffle.

It seems he takes a homestead tax exemption for his home in Texas, but he’s registered to vote in Georgia.