Georgia voters on Tuesday headed back to the polls to cast their ballots in the Senate runoff race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m ET.
Just as in November’s general election, last week’s early voting numbers for the runoff repeatedly broke records.
Georgia Senate Runoff
Tuesday’s runoff brings to a close more than a year of campaigning, several controversies and record-breaking turnout.
While the race won’t determine control of the Senate, it could increase Democrats’ power in the chamber — where Vice President Kamala Harris currently has to break ties — or see the Republicans win a 50th seat and create procedural obstacles.
Walker, a businessman and local football legend, and Warnock, a noted reverend in Atlanta, first faced off in November’s general election. But neither got 50% of the vote as required by state law, leading to Tuesday’s runoff after about a week of early voting.
On Monday, Walker and Warnock made their closing pitches to voters in multiple campaign stops on the eve of Election Day.
“I feel pretty good about tomorrow,” Walker told ABC News outside a campaign stop in Dawsonville.
“We’re working on turnout, turnout, turnout, so trying to get the people out to turnout the vote. You know, I think a vote for Warnock is a vote for these failed policies. A vote for me is a better coming,” Walker continued.
Warnock pent his last day on the campaign trail in Atlanta, including stops at Georgia Tech and at Killer Mike’s Atlanta barbershop, The Swag Shop. Warnock has largely campaigned in the runoff on “character” — a swipe at Walker.
“We’ve been engaged in this work and in this movement together for a while now. I started on this journey to the Senate about three years ago and now there’s only one day left. But it all really comes down to this: We need you to show up,” Warnock told students at Tech.
Counties are colored red or blue when the percent of expected vote reporting reaches a set threshold. This threshold varies by state and is based on patterns of past vote reporting and expectations about how the vote will report this year.
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