Atlanta (AP) — Georgia Is Fascinating judge’s verdict That allows counties to hold early voting this Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff between Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker.
Warnock’s campaign, along with the Georgia Democratic Party and the Democratic Senate Election Commission, sued the state last week, argues that early voting should be allowed that day. They were challenging Republican Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger’s guidance that state law would not allow voting this Saturday because it falls on the day after a state holiday.
That day is the only possibility of Saturday’s vote before next month’s Senate runoff vote between Warnock and Walker.Thursday is Thanksgiving and Friday is a state holiday.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thomas Cox issued an order on Friday in favor of the Warnock campaign and Democratic groups. State attorneys on Monday filed a notice of appeal with the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Neither Warnock nor former footballer Walker won a majority, forcing a runoff vote on December 6th. midterm elections this month.
Georgia’s 2021 Elections Act shortened the time between the general election and the runoff to four weeks, with Thanksgiving falling in between. Many Georgians will be offered early voting only for five weekdays, starting November 28.