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By Don Logana

Savannah, GA - (WTOC) - When the word 'runoff' was mentioned Monday night, Nathan Deal laughed, and immediately stressed the importance of voters getting out Tuesday. 

Deal also stressed that the numbers are in his favor and that gives his camp a strong feeling they'll be victorious at the end of the night.

"We think things are moving our way. Actually I think one of the latest polls we're at the 49% mark so we think we're going up from there so we're encouraged."

"Early voting has been fairly heavy but we obviously expect a lot of people to go to the polls because that's where the bulk of the voting takes place we think tours like this will encourage people to get out and vote. Obviously the only poll that counts is the one taken tomorrow but in our tours around the state we believe the momentum is there people are excited and that's what it's going to take to get across the finish line."

Deal also joked and wanted to remind people that if they get out and vote today the possibility of a runoff would be less likely.

Deal faces Democrat Roy Barnes, and Libertarian John Monds, plus two write-in candidates.

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