Both presidents Barack Obama (D) and Donald Trump (R) have been campaigning hot and heavy in the states that have candidates running within the margin of error differences. Democrats know that they have to get out more voters than Republicans in order to beat them, because the GOP gerrymandered the voters’ districts into strange deep-sea life shapes, which favor its party.
Looking toward the deep South, people have had Georgia on their minds. This has been a particularly difficult race for Democrats, because the Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R) has been responsible for the accuracy of the election, but he has also been running for governor against Stacey Abrams (D). They are one percentage point apart in the polls.
State officials indicated that thus far, Georgians have cast 2,071,830 ballots. Of that number, 184,925 were mail-in ballots and 1,886,905 were early voters, according to Fox5 in Atlanta.
Kemp released a statement that said that it is “hard to cheat” in Georgia, but others might disagree with him. He continued:
‘In Georgia, it is easy to vote and hard to cheat, and I am incredibly proud of this new record showing strong voter engagement leading up to tomorrow’s election. This milestone is a testament to the hard work of thousands of election officials all across Georgia who are dedicated to secure, accessible, and fair elections for all.’
Fulton County includes Atlanta, and so far it has reported 224,653 early voters. Director of Fulton Country Registration and Elections Richard Barron said he knew the country could beat 200,000 early voters:”
‘We knew we could break 200,000 early voters but because of the momentum of people heading to the polls, we hit over 224,000. Reaching this number of early voters supports our opening many locations to provide our residents with an opportunity to choose when and where they want to vote.’
All of the states 159 counties polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday November 6. The only exception would be a court-ordered extension in specific polling sites.
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