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Warnock, Walker Looking To Avoid Runoff As Campaigns Come To An End

Over 2.5 million Georgians cast in-person and absentee ballots during early voting.

On Election Day, it seems like the only thing Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker can agree on is that they’re looking to avoid a runoff.

Over 2.5 million Geogians have cast their in-person and absentee ballots during the early voting period that ended Friday (November 4) as the two U.S. Senate candidates are neck and neck in the polls with just a few hours left before voting ends in the Peach State.

“There's no question that we are seeing record voter turnout, and I think that's great. The turnout is high, the stakes are even higher. And you know, the thing about high voter turnout in our country is it's still not as high as it ought to be, in my opinion,” Warnock told reporters in Columbia County on Saturday, according to Roll Call. “I want to see eligible voters cast their vote. And so we'll keep making the case.”

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Since Georgia law requires a candidate to secure a majority of the votes cast in order to win on Election Day, the race could very well be heading toward a runoff. If so, it would take place on December 6, about a month earlier than the runoffs for both of Georgia’s Senate seats last cycle, which didn’t happen until the calendar had turned to 2021.

It’s also possible that the Georgia seat could determine who controls the Senate, considering how other nationwide races play out.

Another closely watched race in Georgia is Stacey Abrams challenging Gov. Brian Kemp. If Abrams wins, she would be the first Black woman to serve as governor in U.S. history.

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