Early voting begins in some Georgia counties as Warnock and Walker sprint to December 6 runoff, but it’s still a long way to the governor’s mansion
In Atlanta, Election Day is over.
Voters lined up at the polls a little after 10:30 a.m. and were waiting up to three hours to cast their ballots. As in all elections, many reported long waits or long lines at the polls, or missed the day altogether.
Voters wait in line to vote at the polls during the Nov. 6 early-voting period in Atlanta. Voters waited up to a full day to fill out voter registration cards and cast their ballots during the Nov. 6 early voting period in Atlanta. Voters waited up to three hours to cast their ballots during the Nov. 6 early voting period in Atlanta.
Many voters said they were happy to see the presidential election results on TV news. But in the long lines, they had mixed emotions about the results.
Sophia McWilliams said she was excited to vote and hoped President-elect Donald Trump won. But while she voted for him, other voters were upset at his tone in the campaign.
“Trump made me feel like he was so mean,” said McWilliams.
Many of those voters were also upset that the president-elect and his supporters were able to push through a religious freedom bill through the Senate.
In the metro Atlanta area, the Nov. 6 election has been marked by chaotic voting. Voting on Election Day was a long slog of waiting and waiting, as many voters waited hours in line and then cast their ballots late in the day.
As Georgia head coaches and parents prepared to head out of the office on the morning of the first voting day in the state, the Georgia General Assembly debated a bill that would have prohibited abortions after the state’s fetal heartbeat is detected.
“The issue of abortion has been the most divisive