More than a quarter million Georgians have already turned out for early voting in the Senate runoff election, setting a new record for the state.
- Early voting in Georgia has broken a new record as the state gears up for its Senate runoff election between Republican Hershel Walker and Democrat Raphael Warnock.
- “Just…WOW! GA voters, facilitated through the hard work of county election & poll workers, have shattered the old Early Vote turnout, with 300,438 Georgians casting their votes today,” Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Gabriel Sterling said Monday.
- While early voting runs through Friday, the general election between the two candidates will take place Tuesday of next week.
GEORGIA DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE GABRIEL STERLING ON RECORD EARLY VOTING:
“They blew up the old record of 233k votes in a day. Way to go voters & election workers,” Sterling said. “We are working on final numbers, but for context, the last day of Early Voting in 2018 was 233,252 and that is the record for Early Voting that will fall today.”
- Although Warnock received about 35,000 votes more than Walker, neither gained 50% of the vote, triggering a runoff election per Georgia law.
- “Raphael Warnock votes with Joe Biden 96% of the time,” Walker said on the campaign trail. “He’s forgotten about the people of Georgia.”
- The Republican Party and its partnering PACs are trying to drive voter turnout for Walker, while Warnock has gained support from numerous Democrats including President Biden and former President Barack Obama.