A federal judge in Georgia has rejected a GOP lawsuit to limit the hours absentee ballot dropboxes can be used up to the date of the runoff election, January 5.
Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the suit and will permit the dropboxes to be used 24 hours a day under video surveillance. The GOP wanted them to be limited to the same hours as county election offices.
The runoff elections are crucial for determining which party will control the Senate in 2021; if both Democrats win their respective races, Democrats will have control of the presidency and both houses of Congress with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the 50-50 tie in the Senate.
Nearly 2 million voters, or over 26% of the registered voters in the state, have already cast votes in the race with more than a week to go.
In the 2020 general election, a record 4.9 million voters cast votes.
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