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Former President Donald Trump announce his candidacy for 2024. (Photo by Alon Skuy/AFP/Getty Images.)

Now that the midterms are behind us, I want to change things up a little bit for the holidays. Deeper dives, fewer plotlines. Let me know what you think in the comments section!

The Snack 

The Georgia December 6 runoff is around the corner. But here’s some news I wasn’t expecting:

“Georgia voters set a single-day early turnout record Monday as over 301,500 people stormed to the polls on the first day they were open in most counties ahead of the U.S. Senate runoff,” wrote Mark Niesse in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Turnout was even higher in the runoff Monday than it was during presidential elections, surpassing the previous high of 253,000 early voters on the Friday before Election Day in 2016.” 

This doesn’t mean overall turnout will be that high. Perhaps people who used to vote on Election Day just want to get voting out of the way before they head to their Christmas parties. But it’s solid evidence that information about early voting is breaking through the noise—and as we’ve seen of late, early voters have been breaking for Democrats.

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