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What's in it for me? Isn't the Senate already decided?
The Georgia Senate Seat currently held by incumbent Raphael Warnock is headed for a runoff on December 6, 2022. When no Senate candidate garnered more than 50% of the vote during the General Election on November 8, 2022, in Georgia, a runoff election was automatically triggered.
Why should you care about an election in Georgia when the balance of power has already been decided in the Senate?
Unless you’ve been asleep for the last two years, you cannot have missed how much one vote in the Senate mattered when considering major legislation.
Election 2022 has been full of surprises, and chief among them is the fact that control of the Senate was not decided until 5 days following the November 8th election. Even then, while the Democrats have secured the lead, it remains to be seen just how much of a majority they will hold for the new congressional term. This question will be settled through a runoff election in Georgia on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
The November 8th General Election race to represent Georgia in the United State Senate failed to give either candidate a clear majority of the votes, and under state law, the lack of majority means the two candidates with the largest plurality of votes have to face each other again in a runoff election.
Georgia will keep us in suspense yet again! In Georgia, a runoff election is held when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. There are races that require runoffs following the General Election that are yet to be determined.
The Georgia Runoff Election is Scheduled for December 6, 2022. US Vote has outlined the dates and information that you need to know to make your GA Runoff Voting Plan!
Check out US Vote's Georgia Election Runoff Factsheet today.