Today, as votes are still being tallied from Tuesday’s primary, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Georgia Democrats have set an all-time turnout record for primary voting, with over 1 million voters turning out despite facing significant obstacles to voting across the state:
The latest results, still being tallied as absentee ballots are counted, show Democratic turnout in Georgia surpassed 1,060,851 – the previous high-mark set during the 2008 presidential primary when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton.
Georgia Democrats have worked around the clock to build for victory in 2020, including assembling the biggest voter protection team in party history, earning investment from national Democrats, and building a strong organizing team that made 1 million voter contacts in the 4 days before Election Day alone.
“Our record-breaking turnout is reflective of the hard work Georgia Democrats have been putting into this state since 2016,” said Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Organizers across this state have been working around the clock to connect with voters on the issues that matter, Georgia Democrats have built a lasting organization to turn out and protect our votes, and that work will take us to victory in November. Georgia voters are fired up and ready to win big.”
Read the full report here: link.