Early and youth voting in Georgia runoff is freaking out Republicans, and that’s good

From the early vote, it looks like Georgia is more than willing to take on the burden of saving the nation by saving the Senate. This is Thursday, the crack of dawn on New Year’s Eve, and the last day of early voting in Cobb County—look at these people and bow down to their commitment to democracy!

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The story of Georgia’s early vote has Republicans freaking out. “We’re fully aware of the energy on the other side, and think we’ve been reminded about that,” Dale Washburn, a Republican state legislator told Republicans at a rally for Kelly Loeffler. “We know demographics have changed in recent years. And if our side hasn’t been aware of that, they’re rapidly becoming aware of that. The Biden victory had a big part.” As of Wednesday, more than 2.5 million Georgians had already cast their ballots, and it’s the Democratic strongholds that are leading: Fulton and DeKalb Counties in metropolitan Atlanta. Black voters statewide are “voting their weight and then some,” said Charles S. Bullock III, a political scientist at the University of Georgia.

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