With 97% of the vote in, Republicans and Democrats have split the lead in the Georgia runoffs that will decide who controls the Senate.
After DeKalb County, a Democratic stronghold conducted a voter dump, Democrat Raphael Warnock leads Republican Kelly Loeffler 2,164,973 (50.4%) to 2,130,281 (49.6%). Meanwhile, Republican David Perdue is clinging to a slim lead over Democrat John Ossoff. Perdue is up 2,147,748 (50%) to 2,147,292 (48.2%).
However, President Donald Trump questioned why it took DeKalb County so long to report the voter dump when most of the other counties had been gradually reporting throughout the night.
Additionally, election officials apparently announced that Chatham County is “done counting votes for the night.” The reports say that they will be back to finish counting at 8 A.M. tomorrow morning.
This follows the pattern that began during the 2020 election as counties would stop the vote count in the middle of the night and resume the next day. This sparked outrage among Republicans and Trump supporters on Twitter, most of whom already question the results of the 2020 election.
However, Gabriel Sterling, the Voting System Implementation Manager for Georgia, claimed that Chatham County had simply “completed the counting of everything they have in.” This would contradict the earlier report that Chatham just stopped counting for no reason.