Polls close in Georgia Senate vote that will determine the balance of power in the United States

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Associated Press spoke to some voters in Georgia today. Here are some interesting excerpts:
What some Georgian voters are saying:

KARI CALLAGHAN, 37 ANS

Callaghan said she voted “all Democrats,” an experience that was new to her.

“I’ve always been a Republican but I’ve been pretty disgusted with Trump and just the way Republicans work and especially this weekend’s news,” she said, referring to the recently recorded efforts of the president to “find” enough votes to cancel. Joe Biden wins in Georgia. “I feel like the Republican candidates are staying there with Trump and campaigning with Trump feels pretty rotten. These are not the conservative values ​​that I grew up with. It’s more cronyism. ”

The Atlanta homemaker, who voted for Biden in November, said she was not disturbed by Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler’s allegations that her Democratic opponent, Reverend Raphael Warnock, did not support enough l army and police. . But she said she got worried when her 8-year-old daughter started repeating the claims.

“We taught her all the attack ads that we get and one day she said, ‘Raphael Warnock is evil,’ and then the ad popped up and she said it verbatim,” Callaghan said. “She’s our oldest, so (we) help her learn what it means when people say things that don’t necessarily mean things are true.” ”

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JOHN BABISH, 50 YEARS OLD

Babish voted for the Republican candidates because he said he wanted to maintain a balance of power in Washington.

“I’m really hoping the Republicans win at least one seat, so there will be a split,” said Babish, who voted in Cobb County just north of Atlanta. “I think it’s best when neither party controls the three branches and can’t do what they want without any sort of control from the other side. ”

Politics have become much more partisan and divided in recent years, he said.

“I was a kid in the Reagan years, and the story back then was that (Republican President Ronald) Reagan and (then Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill) could fight politically for things but still go out and have a beer at the end of the day and be friends. I think we’re a long way from that now with the leadership on both sides, and I think it’s a loss – a real loss for the country. ”

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