Sandy Huffaker / AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump applauds as Republican incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler speaks during a rally in Dalton, Georgia, on Jan. 4, 2021. (Sandy Huffaker / AFP via Getty Images)
Though Tuesday marks the end of Georgia’s high-stakes senatorial runoffs, the winners of the races will likely not be known until Wednesday at the earliest.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Tuesday that results would likely not be available until Wednesday due to high turnout and the volume of mail-in ballots.
“Most likely [the races] will be called Wednesday morning,” Raffensperger said on Fox News, adding that his office had encouraged states to begin tabulating absentee ballots ahead of time in order to have results as soon as possible.
The two races have seen record turnout, with over three million votes cast during Georgia’s early voting period.
Election officials are