September 19, 2016

Top Dem Tells Oconee Activists to Focus on Turnout

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Photo Credit: Lee Becker

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) gave a rousing call to action to a gathering of Oconee County Democrats on Sunday afternoon, telling them to get people of all races registered and to get people of all races out to vote starting next month.

“Georgia is already blue,” Abrams said at the outset.

“There are already enough of us,” according to Abrams. “There are enough Democrats in Georgia to win every election from now on.”

During her 30-minute talk, Abrams mentioned neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton. She also didn’t mention Gary Johnson, the third major party candidate on the November ballot in Georgia.

Instead Abrams spoke about what she called Georgia’s “progressive” tradition and about the prospects of the Democratic Party taking the state back from the Republicans, starting in November.

About 40 people turned out in the rain to hear Abrams talk at the pavilion near the tennis courts in Veterans Park on Hog Mountain Road.

For more, visit Oconee County Observations.