Live updates: Georgia Senate race results

Gabe Sterling, the chief operating officer in the office of the Georgia Secretary of State, talks to CNN on Tuesday night.
Gabe Sterling, the chief working officer within the workplace of the Georgia Secretary of State, talks to CNN on Tuesday night time. (CNN)

Whereas lots of the bigger, city counties are already reporting a big quantity of votes, Gabe Sterling, the chief working officer within the workplace of the Georgia Secretary of State, mentioned they’re nonetheless ready for a number of rural counties to report their tallies.

“The 4 largest most populous counties which kinda can swing the vote someway by themselves are actually coming in fairly fast,” he informed CNN Tuesday, however added that the race is so shut within the state, that the smaller counties actually matter.

“But it surely’s so shut, you recognize, these counties which have 10,000 votes, 4,000 votes — they usually’re going to go 80% for Walker. They will carry on coming in,” he added.

To be able to add votes, ballot employees usually need to drive by way of the county to ship tallies, typically on reminiscence playing cards, Sterling mentioned, pointing to Fulton County for instance, which is about 90 miles lengthy.

“We had a automotive accident with one automotive carrying one of many playing cards,” he informed CNN. He mentioned each employees are okay they usually have been capable of retrieve the voting data and get it to a county headquarters.

“That is the type of stuff that occurs on Election Day as a result of you have got hundreds of individuals out there doing their jobs,” Sterling mentioned.

He mentioned the state noticed file turnout right now — together with a file variety of individuals each voting in-person and by absentee ballots in a runoff election.

However there may be nonetheless many extra ballots to depend, saying, “It’s going to be a protracted night time”

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