Voters enter a polling station at the Zion Baptist Church on Jan. 5 in Marietta, Ga. Black churches have often played a role in mobilizing their congregants to vote.

Voters enter a polling station at the Zion Baptist Church on January 5, 2021 in Marietta, Georgia. – After an unprecedented campaign that mobilized President Donald Trump and his successor Joe Biden, the people of Georgia started voting Tuesday in two US Senate runoffs that could shape the first years of the new Democratic presidency. For nearly 20 years Georgia has voted reliably Republican in the presidential election and Senate contests. (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER / AFP) (Photo by SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP via Getty Images)