Georgia Senate Runoffs Likely to Be Called Wednesday: Election Official

by 24USATVJan. 5, 2021, 9:50 p.m. 25
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A top Georgia elections official predicted the results of Tuesday’s runoffs will be available Wednesday morning, but the high number of absentee ballots could prolong the wait. “It depends how close it is but most likely it’ll probably be tomorrow morning,” Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday on Fox News. He said voting was proceeding smoothly, with brief delays in opening in only a couple of precincts on Tuesday. Polls have shown the races to be extremely close, and the U.S. Postal Service may have trouble delivering mail-in ballots to state officials in time for Tuesday’s deadline to receive them. “Lines are moving, we don’t have long lines, hopefully we’ll have a great turnout today,” he said. “As a Republican, I hope our senators win. But as secretary of state, my job is to make sure we have fair and honest elections and that’s what we’ve done in Georgia.” President Donald Trump, who has baselessly accused the state of releasing fraudulent results after he lost to Biden in November, pressured Raffensperger during a call Saturday to “find” votes that would flip the state to him, a call that has raised legal concerns. In the Fox interview, Raffensperger again pushed back against Trump’s false claims. “I can assure you that it’ll be a fair and honest election, that it’ll be safe that it’ll be dependable,” Raffensperger said Tuesday. “That’s what we had in November. But we had someone that didn’t get the number of votes they wanted in Georgia and then disparaged our voting system.”-- Josh Wingrove Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm Bloomberg Quicktake brings you live global news and original shows spanning business, technology, politics and culture. Make sense of the stories changing your business and your world. To watch complete coverage on Bloomberg Quicktake 24/7, visit http://www.bloomberg.com/qt/live, or watch on Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV and Android TV on the Bloomberg app. Have a story to tell? Fill out this survey for a chance to have it featured on Bloomberg Quicktake: https://cor.us/surveys/27AF30 Connect with us on… YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Bloomberg Breaking News on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/BloombergQuickTakeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/quicktake Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/quicktake Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/quicktake

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