Early voting in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff election shatter records, Dems say the process can be reformed

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The State of Georgia is the epicenter of American politics. The 2020 victories of Jon Ossoff to the U.S. Senate and Joe Biden’s 11,779 vote victory over former President Donald J. Trump in the Presidential Election, saw the Peach State catapult itself to the center of America’s political universe. Fast forward to the 2022 U.S. Senate runoff elections between incumbent Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel J. Walker. More than 1.8 million people have voted during the early voting period in the runoff, which represents 26.7% of Georgia’s electorate. However, there are major differences in this runoff from the twin runoffs in 2020. The first major difference is the fact this was the first four-week runoff due in Georgia history. Previously, there were nine-week periods between the general election and the runoff because counties needed time to distribute absentee ballots and prepare election materials. Chief Operations Officer with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, Gabriel Sterling, told reporters Tuesday, “there should be a conversation” regarding the future of runoff elections in Georgia.& “If we polled Georgians & they had the choice between a 9 week runoff, 4 week runoff and no runoff I have a pretty good idea where...

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