Proceedings of the Georgian Senate: More than 940,000 postal ex-post voting requests have been reported

This includes 604,255 people who are eligible to receive mail automatically according to Sterling. By comparison, according to a statement by the Georgian Foreign Minister’s Office, 1,322,529 missing votes were cast in the November general elections.

Sterling said 1040 ballots had been returned so far, a “small drip that is expected to be bigger soon”.

Georgian voters must re-request the absent ballot, even if they voted in absentia in November, except for those over the age of 65, members of the military, or people with disabilities who requested a missing ballot for the entire election cycle.

Republicans are fighting to encourage voters to support the Republican Sens in office. As president, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue Donald Trump continue to question the outcome of the presidential election.

If any Republican in office retains his seat, the party retains its majority control in the chamber. However, if both Democratic Challengers Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock prevail, Democrats could gain control of the Senate thanks to a tie vote by elected Vice President Kamala Harris.

On Saturday, Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel tried to persuade Republicans to vote in the election, even as some voters expressed ambivalence to expand resources in a contest they already considered decided. Trump is expected to travel to the peach state on Saturday to campaign for Loeffler and Perdue.
On Monday, Georgian Governor Brian Kemp and Foreign Secretary Brad Raffensperger – both Republicans – declined Trump’s call to overthrow the state’s election results more than a week after Joe Biden was confirmed as the winner.

For weeks, Trump has been making unfounded fraud claims in the state for which there is no evidence. Biden won the state with more than 12,000 votes, and Kemp and Raffensperger also pledged to abide by the law.

“Well, I said today (Sens. Loeffler and Perdue), I think you’re in a very fraudulent system. I’m very worried about that,” the president said at Thursday’s press conference, calling both Republican senators “huge.” people.”

Loeffler and Perdue called for Raffensperger to resign, allegedly claiming an infringement, without providing specific evidence to support their allegations.

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic continues to threaten upcoming election logistics. According to Johns Hopkins University, Georgia faced 471,563 cases of coronavirus, the sixth most common case in every state, and 9,452 viral deaths.
The election process has been going on since the beginning of the month, with November 18 being the earliest date for the registrar to mail the missing ballot paper. December 7 marks the deadline for voter registration to vote in federal elections, and advanced personal or early voting begins the December 14 general election process for federal offices.

CNN’s Chandelis Duster, Paul LeBlanc, Betsy Klein, Donald Judd and Ryan Nobles contributed to this report.