Live Updates: Georgia Senate runoffs see more than 1.3 million ballots already cast

Herschel Walker’s son Christian on Georgia runoffs: Our ‘basic rights’ are on the line

Former NFL player Herschel Walker and son Christian Walker discuss the stakes of the Georgia Senate runoffs.

More than 1.3 million people have cast their ballots in the first week of early voting ahead of the Georgia Senate runoff races, according to state election data.

Georgia’s high early-voting numbers could be the result of a nationwide campaign on both sides of the aisle to emphasize what’s at stake: control of the upper chamber — and possibly the fate of the Democratic agenda.

It could also just be a reflection of a population explosion in Georgia — 1 million new voters have taken up residence in the state in the last four years.