Day 89: Get the Vote out in the GA-6th!

Get Out the Vote for Jon!

DAY 89 ACTION: No matter where you live, you can phone bank for the GA-6th election. Make some calls, and then follow the election results!

Democratic Candidate Jon Ossoff. Credit: Daniel Schwartz/Jon Ossoff for Congress

“We need to be focused right now on taking back the House. It starts right here in Georgia’s 6th District.” – Jon Ossoff

Today is the special election in Georgia’s 6th District. This affluent Atlanta suburb was once represented by Newt Gingrich; it’s been a safe Republican seat for 40 years. So when Trump nominated Congressman Tom Price to be the Secretary of Health and Human Services, no one thought much about the race to replace him.

Then, Jon Ossoff happened. The 30-year old filmmaker and former Hill aide has raised $8 million and is polling at about 45% in a field of 18. If he wins 50% of the vote today, he can win the seat outright and avoid a runoff on June 20th.

Nate Silver has weighed in on Ossoff’s chances. For weeks, Bannon has been following the Ossoff campaign and getting briefed on polls. Yesterday, the President got involved, tweeting: “[t]he Super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal [DT’s typo, not ours!] race tomorrow wants to … allow illegal immigration”. Politifact weighed in, finding the statement mostly false.

We covered this race on Day 36, and contributed to the campaign. Now, 53 days later, a lot of excitement has been generated. But today, it’s all about getting out the vote.

Today’s Action: Get out the vote! If you live in Georgia, knock on doors. No matter where you live, sign up to call voters and remind them to vote. Then, follow the election results online!


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