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Georgia Judge Allows Saturday Vote After Warnock, Democrats Sue

  • Senator faces Republican challenger Walker in Dec. 6 runoff
  • Lawsuit over Saturday vote shows GOP election law impact
Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker
Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker

Photographers: Elijah Nouvelage, Ben Hendren/Bloomberg

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A Georgia state court judge ruled that voters can go to the polls on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, handing a victory to US Senator Raphael Warnock and the Democratic Party.

The ruling on Friday came after a hearing in Atlanta on a last-minute lawsuit by Warnock, who faces Republican Herschel Walker in a Dec. 6 runoff. The decision enjoins Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger from any further efforts to keep the polls closed on that day.