The polls in the two major races – governor and senator – show the Republican and Democratic nominees running within a few points of each other. No one has been able to break away and crack through the 50 percent support level.
A provision of Georgia law says a winning candidate must have a true majority: 50 percent of the votes plus one.
If Gov. Nathan Deal or Sen. Jason Carter can’t get to that point on Nov. 4, they’ll run again on Dec. 2. Unless David Perdue or Michelle Nunn can achieve that magic number, their Senate runoff will be Jan. 6.