Incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker are making final pitches to voters in the nation’s only remaining Senate midterm elections.
in the meantimeWith 50 seats, Warnock’s victory would cement a majority on the committee. A Walker victory would weaken the Democratic Party’s grip on the Senate.
More than 1.8 million voters have already cast their ballots in early voting for the high-stakes runoff election scheduled for Tuesday. Friday was the biggest early voting day ever, according to Georgia election officials.
Both contenders have gone all out in the race and made headlines this week. President Joe Biden used Warnock’s phone bank in Boston, and former President Barack Obama made his second visit to Peach State for his incumbent.
“We cannot rest on our laurels,” Warnock said this week. “It’s too early to dance for fun”
Walker pulled out his own star deputies, including top Republican senators and Gov. Brian Kemp, saying, “We need Herschel Walker in the U.S. Senate.”
On the final day of early voting, a line formed at one of the Atlanta-area polling places.
Republican voter Reed Simmons said he supports Walker.
“I’m a lifelong Republican more than anything else,” he said.
Cindy Watts waited an hour and a half to vote for Warnock.
“I’m ready for this to endorse us,” she said, adding that “democracy is at stake.”