Don’t Expect To Know The Winners In Georgia On Tuesday, Officials Say


Though Tuesday marks the end of Georgia’s high-stakes senatorial runoffs, the two winners of the races, which will determine control of the Senate, will likely not be known until Wednesday at the earliest.

The two races have seen record turnout, with over three million votes cast throughout Georgia’s early voting period, according to the U. S. Elections Project. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday that results would likely not be available until the next day due to the overall turnout and high volume of mail-in ballots.

“Most likely [the races] will be called Wednesday morning,” Raffensperger said on Fox News, adding that his office had encouraged states to begin tabulating absentee ballots ahead of time in order to have a result as soon as possible.

Election officials are allowed to begin processing early votes before polls close, but cannot begin counting ballots until polls across the state close at 7 p.m. EST, according to the Associated Press. And while absentee ballots must be received by the time p… (Read more)

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