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With 300,000 Votes Cast in a Single Day for the Senate Runoff, Georgia Breaks the Early Voting Record
Although Biden is failing to speak up for employees in this situation, let’s not act as though Rubio and the Republicans are genuinely concerned. Georgia breaks early voting records for the Senate election, Having 300,000 Votes in One Day.
Georgia’s runoff for the Senate between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker has started with statewide early voting. For the most votes cast in one day, Georgia has surpassed its own state record. Voters are taking full advantage of the option to cast their ballots early across the state in the Georgia Senate runoff contest between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
More than 300,000 voters in Georgia cast ballots on Monday. 233,000 ballots in 2018 set the previous benchmark for early voting in a single day. One week before election day, early on Tuesday, turnout had surpassed 500,000, or 7% of all Georgia voters registered. With 55.4 percent of the early votes being women, they outnumber men. A higher percentage than any other ethnic group has already cast a ballot: 9.4% of registered Black voters.
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Nearly 182,000 individuals had cast ballots before Monday’s record, either by absentee ballot or in a few counties that started voting earlier. The Georgia Supreme Court decided against state and federal Republican officials who sued to stop the state from allowing early voting before Monday.
As early voting got underway, the two campaigns adopted various tactics. Over the weekend, Warnock spent his time in and around Atlanta organizing supporters and leading a march to the voting booths. He benefited from surrogates like Senator Cory Booker, rapper Waka Flocka Flame, and Yolanda King, a fighter for racial rights and the granddaughter of Martin Luther King.
Walker, meanwhile, spent his time opining that anyone participating in a peaceful protest after 5 o’clock should be detained, that children don’t understand racism, and that those who were born after 1990 “haven’t earned the right” to try to change the country. Walker even invited these people to leave America rather than complaining, warning that they would lose their citizenship if they did.
Walker talks about youth, but as of early Tuesday morning, more voters between the ages of 18 and 24 had cast ballots than between the ages of 25 and 29, 30-34, 35 to 40, or 40 to 45. It is still too early to draw firm conclusions about what the statistics might indicate.
However, Walker is only complaining about those whose support he apparently desires, in contrast to Warnock, whose closing message is one of passion and vision. Voters who are most eager to cast their ballots early may favor one message over the other.