Atlanta, GA – This week, as former Vice President and Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden campaigned in Georgia amid surging turnout, it became increasingly clear why all eyes are on Georgia in the closing days of the election.
After Stacey Abrams lost an election where her opponent was also the referee by only 55,000 votes in 2018, more than 400,000 new voters who weren’t registered in 2018 can cast a ballot this year. The results of that massive registration drive were evident in the June primary, where Democrats cast more than a million votes, outpacing Republican turnout and shattering previous turnout records.
Now, Georgians are breaking turnout records yet again in the general election despite long lines and GOP attacks on mail-in ballots. More than 3 million votes have already been cast.
“Joe Biden would not be campaigning in Georgia in the last week of the election if this state wasn’t ready to turn blue,” said Warnock for Georgia spokesperson Ralph Jones, Jr. “This is not the same state that defeated Michelle Nunn in 2014. Reverend Warnock has helped register hundreds of thousands of new voters, many of whom are young people of color, and the turnout in this election has already blown past expectations. Health care is on the ballot on this election, and the incredible engagement we are seeing right now shows that Georgians are ready for change.”
About Reverend Warnock
Reverend Raphael Warnock grew up in Kayton Homes public housing in Savannah. Fifteen years ago, he was chosen to serve as Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the former pulpit of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He is only the fifth Senior Pastor in the history of the church and the youngest pastor ever selected to serve in that position. Reverend Warnock believes his service does not stop at the church door, and has been an advocate to expand health care coverage and to ensure hardworking Georgians can make a living wage. As Senator, Reverend Warnock will bring to Washington the concerns of struggling Georgia families who wonder why no one is looking out for them, and focus on fighting for quality, affordable health care, for the dignity of working people who are paid too little as our government works more for Wall Street, and to make sure every voice is heard.