Georgia polls begin closing in races that will determine control of Senate – live

  • As results begin to trickle in, voters are reminded to stay in line
  • Democrats need to win both runoff races to flip the Senate
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The first results are trickling in from Georgia, and while it is very hard to draw any broad conclusions from this tiny slice of the electorate, it’s worth noting that Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff received almost the exact same number of votes from this batch.

As the Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman points out, those numbers could signal that both seats will likely go to the same party tonight.

First precinct is from Burke Co. (rural outside of Augusta):

Warnock 534-189
Ossoff 536-187

Doesn’t tell us much b/c it’s tiny share of county’s vote, but tells us…don’t expect much divergence between these two races.

Shortly before polls closed in Georgia, Joe Biden reminded the state’s voters that anyone in line by 7 pm ET would still be able to cast a ballot.

Stay in line, Georgia. If you’re in line at your polling place by 7 PM, you can vote.

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