Georgia early voters hit 75,000 but turnout likely to lag

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Georgia early voters hit 75,000 but turnout likely to lag

Georgia has entered its last week of early voting ahead of the July 22 runoff election, with more than 75,000 people having already cast their votes. The pace, however, lags that of the May 20 primary and could put the state on a path toward a single-digit turnout deciding several key races, including the nationally watched U.S. Senate contest between Republicans Jack Kingston and David Perdue. At this point two months ago, more than 111,000 Georgians had already voted early (for sake of comparison). Here’s the latest, broken down by party. And for a reminder about how to vote early, click here for our early voting guide:

GENERAL STATEWIDE TURNOUT

Number of ballots cast: 75,753

Number of ballots voted in person: 56,465

Number of mail-in ballots returned: 19,288

Number of mail-in ballots outstanding: 16,116

Number of ballots cast, Republican: 57,193

Number of ballots cast, Democratic: 18,217

Number of ballots cast, Nonpartisan: 343

TOP 5 COUNTIES WITH HIGHEST TURNOUT

DeKalb: 4,135

Cobb: 4,022

Fulton: 2,921

Gwinnett: 2,827

Chatham: 2,713

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