US midterm elections: Voting goes smoothly in Georgia with crime, inflation on voters’ minds

Local residents cast their ballots during the midterm elections at Canaan Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia, US, on Nov 8, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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ATLANTA — Sporting stickers with the words “I secured my vote” over a picture of a peach, a symbol of Georgia, hundreds of thousands of voters in the south-eastern battleground state cast their ballot in Tuesday’s midterm elections.

Their individual decisions will determine if the Republican or Democratic party controls Congress, affecting whether President Joe Biden – whose victory in Georgia in 2020 was crucial in sending him to the White House – will be able to enact his agenda for the second half of his four-year term.

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