Your Washington – Ga 7 – Desk
Tuesday is Election Day
My goal with the District Connection is to connect what is happening in Congress with what is happening right here at home, and to take what is happening here at home and apply it in Congress. This week, more than any other during the year, it is easy to connect the dots. Tomorrow is Election Day in the State of Georgia. If you aren’t one of the record number of Georgians who have taken advantage of the early voting opportunities in our state during this midterm election, I hope you’ll take a few minutes tomorrow to visit your polling place and cast your vote on Tuesday. Not only are Georgia’s local and state races important, but the balance of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs. It’s essential that Georgians take their right to vote seriously and make their voices heard.
- USA Today. Georgia sees rare competitive races for Senate, governor
- New York Times. Senate model update: What if Georgia goes to a runoff?
- Newsweek. In Georgia, a state divided into red and blue
India had more than two-thirds of its eligible voters turnout for parliamentary elections earlier this year. That’s more than 500 million voters and the largest display of democracy that the planet has ever seen. With a total population of less than 320 million, America won’t break India’s record of individuals participating, but we should set our sights on exceeding its percentage turnout. As you’ve heard me say before, America isn’t run by 51% of Americans; it’s run by the 51% who care enough to show up. That’s us right here in Georgia!
I’ll see you, your family, and all of your friends at the polls!