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6 People To Follow For All Your Georgia Senate Runoff Updates

Polls close at 7 p.m. ET.

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On Jan. 5, Georgia voters will cast their ballots in a pair of U.S. Senate races, which ultimately will determine the chamber's partisan breakdown. To track voter turnout and news updates, follow these six Peach State heavy hitters.

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1. Stacey Abrams

In the last decade, the Georgia politician has worked to enfranchise her state's electorate and educate the public about voter suppression. (She's also been widely credited with helping President-elect Biden flip the state.)

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2. Stephen Fowler

As a reporter and photographer for Georgia Public Broadcasting, the state's NPR station, Fowler covered the 2020 elections and hosted the company's weekly podcast Battleground: Ballot Box throughout the fall.

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3. Emma Hurt

Another radio mainstay, Hurt is the politics reporter for Atlanta's NPR station, and uses her Twitter feed for no-nonsense news briefs.

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4. Greg Bluestein

Bluestein, a reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper (AJC), covers the voracious news cycle in Peach State politics and Governor Brian Kemp's office.

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5. Tia Mitchell

As AJC's Washington correspondent, Mitchell tracks Capitol Hill proceedings, with particular focus on how they'll affect Georgians.

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6. Julia Jester

During the Democratic primaries, the NBC News and MSNBC reporter toured the country with 2020 presidential hopefuls. After Election Day, she pivoted to Georgia, where she's on the ground covering the Senate runoffs.

And we're off! Early results are expected to start trickling in around 7 p.m. ET, when polls close.

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