Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Are Tightening - Latest Numbers
With roughly 40% of the vote in, Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock have taken early leads of about 10% over Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Senate Runoff Elections in Georgia. These numbers will likely shift as votes from different regions are tabulated.
The closely contested races are under tremendous scrutiny as they will determine control of the Senate. If Republicans win at least 1 of the 2 seats, they will maintain control of the Senate. If Democrats win both of the seats, they will be tied 50-50 with the Republicans leaving Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris to be the deciding vote and thereby giving Democrats control of the Senate.
GOP representatives have said that voter turnout Tuesday was "on track" with what they projected and that they are optimistic. Over three million people, more than a third of registered voters in Georgia, voted early in the runoff elections.
Both President Trump and President-Elect Biden were in Georgia campaigning Monday night. Trump told voters that they must "swarm" the election booths and downplayed concerns about election fraud. Meanwhile, Biden told voters that if the Democrats were to secure the Senate, the $2000 stimulus checks would be sent out to struggling Americans right away.
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