Posted BY: Teresa| NwoReport

Georgians flocked to the polls Monday to cast their ballots for the 2022 midterm elections, breaking the turnout record for the first day of early voting in a midterm election year and undermining Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’s repeated claims that her opponent, incumbent governor Brian Kemp, is engaged in widespread voter suppression.

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The turnout on Monday was nearly double the first-day vote total for 2018 and approached the total for 2020, a presidential year, according to the Georgia secretary of state’s office.

As of Tuesday, just over 131,000 Georgia voters had cast their ballot, representing an 85 percent increase from over the first day of early voting in the 2018 midterm election, when 70,849 ballots were cast. In 2020, 136,739 voters cast their ballot on the first day of early voting.

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