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Georgia Republicans And Democrats Are Working To Get Out The Vote

With less than 30 days before the presidential election, Georgia Republicans and Democrats are ramping up efforts to get voters to support each group's candidates.
With less than 30 days before the presidential election, Georgia Republicans and Democrats are ramping up efforts to get voters to support each group's candidates.
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With less than 30 days before the presidential election, Georgia Republicans are ramping up their efforts to get Georgia voters to support the state’s Republican candidates.

Christian Zimm, president of the Buckhead Young Republicans, spoke to WABE’s “Morning Edition” host Lisa Rayam recently about what the group is doing to help GOP candidates win on Election Day.

Christian Zimm, president, Buckhead Young Republicans (Courtesy of Christian Zimm)

Christian Zimm

The Buckhead Young Republicans group will cohost several upcoming events, including debate watch parties.

“Each debate watch party is cohosted by the Buckhead, Atlanta, Cobb, and Dekalb Young Republicans,” Zimm, an Emory University law student, said. “The Trump rally is the only event listed that will be held solely by the Buckhead Young Republicans.”

Georgia’s Democrats are mobilizing as well.

Atlanta Attorney and Judge, Glenda Hatchett, spoke to Rayam about her efforts with the Georgia Blue Project. Hatchett, a member of the group’s board of directors, said polling for them suggests it’s possible to flip this traditionally red state.

Judge Glenda Hatchett (courtesy of Judge Glenda Hatchett)

Judge Glenda Hatchett

The Blue Project website asserts they “will work to flip Georgia blue by activating our key constituencies—women, communities of color, and youth—and making sure they understand the importance, not just of voting, but voting for Democrats.”

WABE’s Maria White Tillman contributed to this report.

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