Georgia has announced they are extending the use of ballot drop boxes for the two important Senate runoff elections:
FOX NEWS – Georgia election officials are extending the use of secure ballot drop boxes for use in the state’s twin Senate runoff elections on Jan. 5, where the Republican majority in the Senate is at stake.
The five-member Georgia State Election Board, chaired by Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, voted on Monday to extend the use of the 24/7 monitored drop boxes for use through the runoffs. Use of the boxes was originally set to expire in late December.
The move comes amid a surge in absentee ballot requests in the runoff elections. Officials said that as of Monday morning 762,000 requests for absentee ballots had been submitted.
A second rule adopted allows counties to continue to begin processing absentee ballots two weeks before Election Day – but now also mandates them to start processing them no later than a week and one day ahead of the election. But as per Georgia law, none of the ballots would be tabulated and counted until the polls close on Jan. 5.
The board didn’t discuss or rule on a measure dealing with residency concerns. The secretary of state’s office opted instead to send an official election bulletin to counties regarding residency information.
The deadline to register to vote for the runoff elections is Dec. 7 – and early in-person voting in the twin contests begins on Dec. 14.
To give you some idea what Republicans are up against, they currently hold 50 seats in the Senate. Out of the two races, the Senate seat most in danger is David Perdue’s seat. He only lead Jon Ossoff by less than 2%:
If Perdue can snare that +2% libertarian vote, then it’s an easy victory. But absentee ballot fraud could really screw this one up.
Kelly Loeffler shouldn’t have any issues beating Warnock, considering she should get at least most of the vote that went to Doug Collins:
This is assuming that everyone who voted for Collins will turn out again to vote for Loeffler. And here again, major absentee ballot fraud could create problems here.
So that’s where we are. We only need one seat to win back the majority, but considering the known RINOs we have in the party, we really need both seats to help stop them from siding with Democrats.