After edging out Walker on Election Day, Warnock narrowly improved on his margins across the state in the runoff. He was buoyed by strong enough turnout in the Atlanta area, particularly among Black voters. And he built up an advantage from early and mail voting that Republicans simply could not catch — a subject the GOP is belatedly addressing after its disappointing midterms.
Here are the numbers that explain how the incumbent Democrat pulled it off.
More than 320,000 votes: Warnock’s advantage from mail and early voting
Georgia’s runoff results highlighted once again the recent partisan polarization of methods of voting. Since 2020, Republican leaders, including former President Donald Trump, have expressed skepticism of early and absentee voting methods — although a number of Republican leaders other than Trump appear to be rethinking that opposition after losses in Georgia and elsewhere.
Democrats’ dominated both those types of voting during the runoff, with…
This article was written by By Jessica Piper and originally published on www.politico.com