(The Post Millennial) – Voter turnout in the Georgia runoff elections for the US Senate has reportedly reached over 2 million votes casted.
The statistics rival that of the recent US general election held on Nov. 3, where 2.2 million people had cast a ballot in the state.
This particular election pits Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue against Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, respectively.
The early voting period runs through the end of the calendar year, and the Election Day for these two races will be Jan. 5 of 2021.
The last time Georgia had a runoff for one of its Senate seats was back in 2008, and that occasion drew less than half of the people who voted in that year’s general election, which was also lower than current numbers.
It’s hard to tell by the data who this might favor, according to Forbes, as there appears to be more African Americans and Latinos voting, which tends to favor Democrats. Though, there also appears to be more people voting in person rather than mail-in voting, which tends to favor Republicans.
The two hotly contested Senate seats will possibly determine control of the whole senate, as if both Democrats win, the Senate will be deadlocked 50-50, giving the tie-breaker vote to the Vice President, which Democrats hope and imagine will be Kamala Harris.