Report: Ga. voter turnout low on election day

Report: Ga. voter turnout low on election day

Election workers at the Fulton County Georgia elections warehouse check voting machine memory cards that store ballots following the Senate runoff election in Atlanta on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Republican Kelly Loeffler is going up against Democrat Raphael Warnock, while Republican David Perdue is challenging Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrats must win both seats to take control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

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UPDATED 7:16 PM PT – Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Georgians are biting their nails as they await the results of the dual Senate runoff elections.

On Tuesday, residents voted throughout the state, but several election officials said foot traffic at the polls was light. This contrasts the historic early voting turnout reported last week, where over 3 million residents cast their ballots.

However, election officials in some counties, including Floyd County, said they are happy with voter turnout.

“This morning, we saw lines at the precinct. For Republicans on Election Day, that’s a good thing because we need to turn out today to fight against the turnout for absentee ballots and early voting, which was lower than we wanted it to be,” Luke Martin, chairman of the Floyd County Republican Party said. “So the turnout’s been pretty good so far today. It’s higher than it was on Election Day in general.”

Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are fighting to keep GOP control of the Senate. Results are expected to be finalized in the coming days.

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