Live updates: U.S. Senate runoff election between Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker




Polls have now closed across the state, although voters still in line will be able to cast their ballots.

Early voting totals are typically released shortly after polling places close, although recent changes to Georgia voting laws mean election boards sometimes take several hours to release results.

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it would monitor polling places in four Georgia counties for compliance with federal election laws: Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Macon-Bibb County. Monitors included personnel from the Civil Rights Division and from the U.S. Attorneys' Offices.

"Since the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the Civil Rights Division has regularly monitored elections in the field in jurisdictions around the country to protect the rights of voters," read a DOJ press release. "The Civil Rights Division enforces the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot." - 7 p.m.

Georgians head to the polls

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A month after Georgia's two U.S. Senate candidates battled to an almost even draw, voters across the Peach State once again went to the polls. This time, only one man can win: either incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, or Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

It's the second runoff election in two years for Warnock, who defeated Kelly Loeffler in a 2020 special election to finish the final two years of Sen. Johnny Isakson's last term.

In November, Warnock received 1,941,275 votes (49.4% of the vote) to Walker's 1,906,192 (48.5%). Libertarian candidate Chase Oliver, despite receiving a paltry 81,173 votes, managed to play the spoiler because of how evenly split the major party candidates were.

Did either candidate make significant headway in the past month? Tuesday night should bring that answer. Polls close at 7 p..m., and early voting tallies should be available by 8 p.m. in many Georgia counties.

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