'Leave it Blank' organizers call protest campaign a success

Voting location at Smyrna Community Center. (Kaitlin Kolarik/WABE)

The “Leave it Blank” campaign, from the Listen to Georgia Coalition, called on Democratic primary voters to leave their ballot blank when they headed to the polls on Tuesday. The campaign was an attempt to put pressure on President Joe Biden for a permanent cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas War.

Azka Mahmood, an advisory board member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Action Georgia and a Listen to Georgia Coalition member, was a guest on Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

At the time of the interview, results showed at least 6000 voters submitted a blank ballot.

Mahmood spoke with show host Rose Scott about the effectiveness of the campaign, why those in support of it all are calling it a success and what it could mean for November.