Thousands of Georgians cast blank ballots in Senate race

Voters prepare cast their vote in Georgia's run off election for Senate in Metro Atlanta, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

Thousands of Georgia voters made an effort to vote in the U.S. Senate runoff and then decided to leave the only race on the ballot blank.

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office says 2,694 blank ballots were cast. That includes Georgians using voting machines and paper absentee ballots.

The most high-profile person to do this was outgoing Republican Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Chase Oliver claims some of those are voters who casts ballots for him in November and voted a blank ballot this time as a protest.

It is also worth noting that whether you vote or not in an election is public record.

That is especially important for politicians and political candidates, who don’t want it shown that they skipped this U.S. Senate runoff.