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U.S. Senator Perdue quarantines after coronavirus contact days before Georgia runoff vote By Reuters

U.S. Senator Perdue quarantines after coronavirus contact days before Georgia runoff vote By Reuters
U.S. Senator Perdue quarantines after coronavirus contact days before Georgia runoff vote

FILE PHOTO: White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump campaigns for Senator David Perdue and Senator Kelly Loeffler p WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Perdue, one of two Republican U.The runoffs pit Perdue and the state's other Republican senator, Kelly Loeffler, against Democratic challengers Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.Georgia's surge in voting, including among Black voters who have historically supported the Democratic Party, suggest a competitive contest in a state Biden narrowly won in November.Across more than 2,600 voting precincts, county officials have accepted roughly the same number of ballots in precincts carried by Trump in November as in those carried by Biden, state data showed.

8 million Georgians have voted so far, according to state data published on Thursday, the last day of early in-person voting.The early voting has put turnout at a record high for a Georgia runoff, exceeding the 2.

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