By Tia Lynn Ivey
Morgan County voters are flocking to the polls to cast their ballots early in the immensely consequential U.S. Senate run-off election. The two Senate seats at stake in Georgia will not only determine the political fate of Georgia, but the political fate of the entire nation. In the first week of early voting, 2,725 voters cast their ballots in Morgan, with 628 voters showing up on the first day. As of press time on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 3,548 voters have cast ballots. That’s nearly 20 percent of all Morgan County voters, rivaling the turnout in the November General Election.
Morgan County is not alone in its election fervor, as Georgians all across the state are following suit, showing up in record numbers to vote early. According to Georgia state election data, more than 1.3 million Georgia voters cast ballots during the first week of early voting, which kicked off last Monday, Dec. 14. More Georgians cast ballots on the first day of early voting for the runoffs than they did on the first day of early voting for the November General Election.
Historically, run-off elections do not garner such massive voter turnout, but this election is