Georgia Senate runoff early voting period begins with strong turnout in Chatham County

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Early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff began Monday, and voters flocked to Chatham’s five early voting locations to cast their ballot.

This round of early voting comes after more than a month of Senate runoff ads and near-constant campaigning across the state — and for good reason: this election will put Georgia’s newly minted status as a swing state to the test, and determine which party controls the Senate majority.

Nearly 1.2 million Georgia voters have already requested absentee ballots in the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoffs, including almost 80,000 already mailed ballots in Richmond, Chatham and Columbia counties.

Republican Kelly Loeffler will face off with Democrat Raphael Warnock, and Republican David Perdue will again go head to head with Democrat Jon Ossoff.

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