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Georgia county stations officers at all polling places after threats

Authorities in Cherokee County have placed officers at its 40 polling places just north of Atlanta following threats ahead of Georgia's Senate runoff elections on Tuesday.

A number of county employees received a threatening email on Sunday “regarding threats to polling locations on election day," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The newspaper said employees in other Georgia counties received the same email.

The FBI and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the threats.

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Joseph Cousin, the pastor at Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church in Woodstock, told the newspaper that the state's Democratic Party canceled a "Women for Warnock" event at the church, a polling location, due to the threats.

Tensions are high in Georgia as voters in the Peach State cast ballots that will determine the balance of power in the Senate for the next two years.

Former Sen. David PerdueDavid PerdueSuburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority Schumer becomes new Senate majority leader MORE (R), whose term expired Sunday, is facing off against Democratic challenger Jon OssoffJon OssoffOssoff sworn in on Hebrew Bible from synagogue bombed by white supremacists in the 1950s Dershowitz: Senate should dismiss impeachment article since Trump is private citizen The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' MORE, while Sen. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerLimbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration Suburbs pose challenge for GOP in post-Trump era Democrats swear in three senators to gain majority MORE (R) is competing against the Rev. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockLimbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration Ossoff sworn in on Hebrew Bible from synagogue bombed by white supremacists in the 1950s Dershowitz: Senate should dismiss impeachment article since Trump is private citizen MORE (D). Polls show two tight races.

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Joe Biden might bring 'unity' – to the Middle East Biden shouldn't let defeating cancer take a backseat to COVID MORE and President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE visited the state on Monday to campaign for their parties' contenders.

Trump's appearance came just two days after he asked Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) to “find” more votes in the presidential election to flip the state in his favor. Biden became the first Democratic presidential nominee in decades to win Georgia, giving Democrats hope for the two runoff races.