MARIETTA, Ga.- With a controversial governor's contest on the vote, the early elections in Georgia are significantly higher in the…
MARIETTA, Ga.- With a controversial governor’s contest on the vote, the early elections in Georgia are significantly higher in the first few days compared to the same period in the previous half-term.
About 296,500 Georgian residents had cast voices since Wednesday, either in a polling station or by mail. During the same period 2014, about 100,400 Georgian residents voted in favor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia.
The governor’s race dominates Georgia’s elections this year. State Secretary Brian Kemp, a Republican, is facing Democrat Stacey Abrams, a former house murder chief who tries to be the first African American woman serving as a governor in the United States. Abrams has accused Mr Kemp of using different tactics to suppress voted by minorities and demanded his resignation. Mr Kemp, whose office oversees the election, denies the allegations and says Abrams is a radical strong support among illegal immigrants.
The race, as the recent polls show, are neck and neck, draws national attention, with both parties sending leaders to stubble. Earlier, President Obama approved Mrs Abrams, and President Trump approved Kemp.
Mr. Kemp and Mrs Abrams have fought for years for voting, long before they either announced a run for governors. Despite allegations of voter oppression, Georgia’s active voters have been registered in recent years. An automatic voice recognition change on a license driver’s license has resulted in hundreds of thousands of new potential voters since 201
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High early breakdown does not necessarily correspond to high overall breakdown, but it indicates that both parties have tried aggressively to have certain voters in the polls early and release them to focus on unsuccessful voters on the election day, “said Chris Grant, a Political Professor at Mercer University in Macon.
“It’s up everywhere that suggests that both sides are doing really well, he said.
Some early voters in Cobb County, a suburban area northwest of Atlanta, have to stand in line for several hours before deciding their vote, partly because the county has only one early polling point in the week. The county, with a population of 756,000, was traditionally a Republican capital, but its demographics shift, with more minorities and younger people moving in. In 2016, Mr. Trump won the state but Democrat Hillary Clinton bore Cobb County.  Alejandro Aguilar, 22, of Kennesaw, waited for a friend for more than three hours Thursday. Mr. Aguilar said that he voted for the first time and planned to cast a vote for Ms. Abrams and send a message to the Republican party that he opposed his immigration policy.
“I want to stop this” he said. He added that when he was younger he did not think his ros t played a role, but now believed that enough votes can change.
Jack Michelitch, 77, who voted with his wife on Thursday, had to wait for about 20 minutes because electorate over 75 was given preferential treatment at the station. Mr Michelitch, who voted for Kemp, said that he often voted early, but this year the population is large because the state is so polarized.
“People want to make sure their side count,” he said. 19659005] Write to Cameron McWhirter at [email protected]