GEORGIA: Dem Turnout Tripled Despite Voting Issues

NBC News reports:

Despite massive problems at the voting booth, Democratic turnout in Georgia’s primaries skyrocketed — with three times as many votes cast in the Senate primary as in 2016.

With 91 percent of the vote in as of Friday, nearly 960,000 voters had cast ballots in the Democratic Senate primary race won by Jon Ossoff, compared to 310,000 who voted in the Senate primary in 2016.

The Democratic turnout was also higher than it was in the gubernatorial primary in 2018, which saw 550,000 ballots cast. “This was extraordinarily high turnout for a primary — way beyond what we’ve seen in previous primary elections,” Alan Abramowitz, a political science professor at Atlanta’s Emory University, told NBC News.