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Senate elections in Georgia are held without incident to note


An electoral college in Georgia.

An electoral college in Georgia.
EFE

The elections in Georgia for two seats in the Senate American they continued this Tuesday without incident and with the warning from the authorities that the results could take “a couple of days” to be known.

The importance of the elections is that it will depend on whether the president-elect, Joe BidenHe will have to deal with an opposition majority in the Senate during the first two years of his term.

Georgia’s voting system manager Gabriel Sterling told reporters that if he were to gamble, he would say that final results won’t be known for a couple of days. “I would anticipate that it would be a couple of days” what it will take, said Sterling, who declined to project the possible participation.

The official said that the few lines and short waiting times that are registered in many voting centers in this second round are not indications of low turnout, but could be due to the efficiency of the poll workers.

There are 7.6 million registered voters in Georgia, of whom about 4.8 million participated in the November elections. In these elections, more than 3 million people voted early, for which a high turnout was expected a priori.

Trump, who has turned these elections into a new referendum on his management and who insists that he is the subject of a fraud that he has not proven, He denounced on his Twitter account alleged irregularities on election day in Georgia. “Reports are coming in from Georgia’s 12th Congressional District that Dominion Machines (voting machines are not operating in certain Republican fiefdoms for over an hour,” Trump wrote echoing alleged failures denounced by Republican Rep. Rick Allen. . “They leave the votes in closed boxes, I hope they count them,” added Trump, who has mounted numerous conspiracy theories to justify his failure in the November 3 elections.

Georgia Secretary of State Republican Brad Raffensperger rejected those Trump accusations and assured that there were programming problems in “a small number” of devices to start the voting machines, and in “some” cards to activate the touch screen machines.

All the problems “were resolved at 10 am At no time did the voting stop, as voters continued to cast votes with emergency ballots,” the official said.

In Tuesday’s election, Democrat Raphael Warnock, a pastor at an Atlanta church in which civil rights leader Martin Luther King, assassinated in 1968, preached, faces Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who is running for officeReelectionon. In the other race, Democrat JoScoffff, a former legislative official and journalist, is running for a seat in the federal Senate with David Perdue, who is also running for re-election. In both races, the polls give Democratic candidates a slight advantage, but with a difference of less than three percentage points.

In the November vote, Republicans secured 50 seats in the Senate and Democrats increased one to their current 48, for a total of 48. If the Democratic candidates won this Tuesday in Georgia, there will be a 50-seat tie that would leave the momentous decisions in the hands of vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, who will have the tiebreaker vote in her capacity as president of the Senate.




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