11Alive can be offering the most recent outcomes, information and extra as Georgia decides the destiny of the U.S. Senate.
ATLANTA — Georgians head to the polls at the moment to elect the state’s two U.S. senators, a call that can have profound implications for the following 4 years of American governance.
Republican incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue are attempting to retain their seats in opposition to Democratic challengers Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. These two races have captured the eye of the nation, for they are going to decide the stability of energy within the U.S. Senate.
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With not less than one victory between Loeffler or Perdue, Republicans will keep management of the higher chamber of Congress. If the 2 Democrats win, it can create a 50-50 cut up, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holding the tiebreaking vote.
Which method the end result swings will decide what sort of lawmaking energy the incoming Joe Biden administration is ready to wield. Two polls performed by 11Alive in December indicated a slight benefit for the Democrats, however successfully each races are up for grabs.
The marketing campaign, which has continued for the final two months following the Nov. three basic election, has been marked – and at instances overshadowed – by the continuing drama from the presidential vote.
Loeffler and Perdue have been steadfast of their help of President Donald Trump, who continues to assert that he received the state, regardless of recounts which have confirmed Joe Biden’s victory and courts which have dismissed authorized challenges in opposition to that end result.
It stays to be seen how the narrative, pushed closely by the president, that Georgia’s election equipment is essentially corrupted will have an effect on turnout.
11Alive can be updating issues from round Atlanta at the moment, as Georgia decides the destiny of the Senate.
(please observe all instances are Jap)
8:30 a.m. | Gabriel Sterling within the Georgia Secretary of State’s Workplace additionally studies on a difficulty in Columbia County (Augusta suburbs):
8:30 a.m. | We have additionally simply gotten a response on a small state of affairs at a voting precinct in Gwinnett County. The county spokesman, Joe Sorenson, says the problem in Peachtree Corners “has been resolved now.”
“Scanner wasn’t working. Technician was despatched to the situation,” he mentioned.
8:25 a.m. | We’re monitoring for voting points throughout metro Atlanta. Coweta County did report a slight one, however says that now “all the pieces appears to be working fantastic.”
From Coweta County Elections Director Jane Scoggins:
“We had points with the cardboard readers on some ballot pads. We examined the cardboard reader earlier than we despatched them to the polls, however this morning some didn’t work. They’ve been changed and all the pieces appears to be working fantastic.”
8:05 a.m. | This is a glance from 11Alive’s Joe Ripley in Gwinnett County:
7:30 a.m. | 11Alive’s Information Director Jennifer Rigby shares this picture of a line in Smyrna:
7:05 a.m. | This is the way it regarded on the C.T. Martin facility in west Atlanta when polls opened a couple of minutes in the past.
7:00 a.m. | Polls have opened in Georgia.
6:55 a.m. | Polls open in 5 minutes! This is Jerry Carnes’ view in Fulton County:
6:30 a.m. | 11Alive’s Christie Diez notes that within the early voting interval, we noticed about three million votes solid. That is about 60% of the whole turnout we noticed in November, when there have been 5 million votes in Georgia.
6:00 a.m. | Welcome! We have made it to Election Day 2 in Georgia. Republican or Democrat, one factor we will all stay up for, as a minimum, is much less election mail and texts/calls after at the moment.
We’ll be updating issues with our workforce stationed across the metro space because the polls open in about an hour.