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Georgians Head To Polls In Secretary Of State Runoff

The race for Georgia secretary of state advanced to a runoff vote Tuesday, and many Democrats are viewing the election as a proxy rematch of the governor's race between Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams.

Voting issues plagued Georgia's general election, with many complaints from voters about voter registration purging and troubles with getting hold of absentee ballots. Many Democrats, including Abrams, also accused Governor-elect Kemp of having a conflict of interest — he acted as secretary of state until two days after the election, and his office oversaw all Georgia voting.

Tuesday's winner — either Republican Brad Raffensperger or Democrat John Barrow — will be in a position to immediately address potential flaws within the state's voting system.

Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue, who represents Georgia, weighed in on the race Monday night, sending out a recorded phone message claiming Democrats were attempting to "steal this race."

As of Tuesday afternoon, two Georgia precincts had already run into issues at polling places and said they'd be staying open later.


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