Georgia voters head to the polls in crucial Senate runoffs – US politics live

3.12pm GMT

A record three million people took advantage of early voting in the Georgia runoffs, casting their ballots before the official election day today.

These are unheard of numbers for a runoff. And many are hitting the polls in person today.

Gabi Strode, 27, said it was kind of “surreal” to participate in this election and see how her vote mattered

3.03pm GMT

Bracing for possible violence, the nation’s capital has mobilized the National Guard ahead of planned protests today and tomorrow by Donald Trump’s supporters in connection with the congressional vote due tomorrow afternoon to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.

John Lewis, Black Lives Matter Plaza. Washington DC

I am asking Washingtonians and those who live in the region to stay out of the downtown area on Tuesday and Wednesday and not to engage with demonstrators who come to our city seeking confrontation, and we will do what we must to ensure all who attend remain peaceful.

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