Thursday, February 9, 2023

Early voting begins in Georgia Senate race

The need to return to the polls was due to the fact that neither of the two contenders received more than 50 percent of the total ballots cast on November 8, as required by state law.

The day early voting opened was not free from controversy and legal proceedings in the region.

While elections officials publicly stated that voting would be allowed on Saturday, November 26, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office issued a statement in the middle of the month alleging that this would not be possible.

He then cited a 2016 law that, according to the secretary, prevents such procedures when they occur after holidays such as the Thursday (Thanksgiving) and a Friday that is a state holiday, which was signed by Confederate General Robert E. Lee. is designed to celebrate.

In response, the Georgia Democratic Party, the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) and Warnock for Georgia (Senator Raphael Warnock’s campaign) filed suit against the state, arguing how the above rule does not mention the word “runoff”. Which is why voters will vote again.

Despite the trial court agreeing with the plaintiffs, the state of Georgia disagreed and asked an appeals court to stay the lower court’s decision.

In the end, the arguments were dismissed and the start of preliminary voting was eventually set for 26 November.

According to the most recent poll conducted by AARP, Warnock is the favorite with 51 percent of voting intentions, while Walker has 47 percent.

If the Democrats ultimately win the election on December 6, the last day for the outcome of the debate, the Blue Awners will win 51 seats in the Senate.

Otherwise, the Republican total would be 50, but the liberals would retain dominance because the tiebreaking vote in that legislative instance would fall to the nation’s Vice President Kamala Harris.

RO / IFS

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