Georgia Voters Wait 8+ Hours in Line To Vote Early

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The beginning of in-person voting in Georgia included hourslong lines, a technical glitch at a voting supersite, and a last-minute court ruling.

The state of Georgia usually leans Republican, but the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have led to a renewed focus on the Black Lives Matter movement and with that, a new focus on voting. Voters in the state have been returning mail-in ballots for weeks, but Monday was the first day of early in-person voting.

The day included a few glitches that slowed voting at one supersite and in other locations voters were forced to wait for more than eight hours to cast their ballot.

Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s state secretary, announced 126,876 Peach State voters cast their ballot on Monday, a record for the first day of early voting. More than 425,000 ballots have already been cast in the state through mail-in voting according to Catalist, a data analytics site.

“Georgia is seeing record turnout for early voting because of excitement and enthusiasm of the upcoming election,” Walter Jones, a spokesperson for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office told CNN. “Long lines are to be expected—voters need to be aware of all of their…



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