ATLANTA – Today, as MSNBC, the Washington Post, and Radio One host the fifth Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta, Georgia, one thing is clear: the road to the White House is paved through Georgia.
Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams released the following statement:
“Tonight’s debate in Atlanta represents years of hard work by Georgia Democratic leaders, organizers, and voters who have hustled to make Georgia a true battleground state. Georgia represents the present and future of our party and of our nation: a diverse, rapidly expanding electorate that is hungry for change. As presidential candidates step on stage tonight to address our voters and our issues, Georgia Democrats will keep working to earn every vote and protect every voter, and we will take our nominee and our Democratic candidates across Georgia to victory.”
Over the past few campaign cycles, Georgia Democrats have made serious gains: flipping the 6th Congressional District, gaining 16 seats in the state legislature, and turning out record numbers of voters with Stacey Abrams in the governor’s race, resulting in the closest statewide election in history.
Today, Georgia’s electorate is growing fast and becoming more and more diverse: of the 300,000 new voter registrations in Georgia in the last 10 months, nearly half are from people of color, and 45% are from young people. Georgia Democrats have not taken an off year, and have spent 2019 working to connect with these voters across the state, and ensure that they will turn out for Democrats in 2020:
With two Senate seats, 16 electoral votes, the competitive 6th and 7th Congressional districts, and a host of state and local elections on the ballot, there has never been more at stake in Georgia elections – and Georgia Democrats are ready to win.