No wonder the Georgia GOP wanted to curb the dates for early voting. Georgians are turning out in record numbers to cast ballots in the Dec.6 runoff between incumbent U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and Herschel “No Lie is Too Big” Walker.
News outlets reported on the huge number of voters who stood in lines for hours and voted over the weekend, when 180,000 votes were cast — about 2.6% of the total active voter base in Georgia.
Then Monday arrived, and the hits just kept coming. Monday’s voter turnout shattered all records for one-day early voting in Georgia. More than 239,160 voted.
A U.S .News & World Report article says the early voting trend may very well benefit Walker. As writer Susan Milligan states, “The youngest Georgia voters are showing up in high numbers in early voting ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff for the Senate seat there, a trend that is expected to help incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock as he fends off a challenge from GOP nominee Herschel Walker.”
Younger voters say they are motivated by body autonomy threats – such as anti-transgender policies and abortion restrictions.
Read more about early voting in Georgia and what that means to the future of politics here.