Georgia breaks turnout record for first day of early voting
ATLANTA – More than 128,000 Georgians went to the polls Monday, a record for the first day of early voting in the state, according to the secretary of state's office. Election officials and advocacy groups have been pushing people to vote early, either in person or by absentee ballot, in anticipation of record turnout and concerns about coronavirus exposure. “Great enthusiasm on the first day of voting leading to long lines does not necessarily mean there's a systemic problem. “It is possible, of course, these measures will ultimately prove insufficient and long lines will still arise,” he wrote. Determining the precise details of election administration is the responsibility of state and local election officials, Totenberg wrote.