Received this e-mail today from Shaun King on behalf of Our Revolution in support of Stacey Abrams (D. GA) and Andrew Gillum’s (D. FL) campaigns:
Right now votes are still being counted in Florida and Georgia and the vote margins are heading in our favor. Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams are committed to fighting to make sure every vote is counted. But they need our help.
Can you split a contribution to support Stacey Abrams' and Andrew Gillum's campaigns to ensure they have the staff and resources to contact provisional voters, fight the legal battles, and make sure every voice is heard? They need your help to counter the election-rigging in these Republican-controlled states.
This year saw outrageous voter suppression by Republicans in states like Georgia and Florida that have historically disenfranchised minority populations. They will do everything they can to prevent these votes from being counted.
Georgia is on the verge of a runoff election if the Republican candidate's vote share drops below 50% – he is at 50.3% right now with mail and provisional ballots still in play. The margin in Florida is just 0.4%, within the threshold of a state-mandated recount with overseas and military ballots yet to be counted.
Can you give $5 to Stacey Abrams' and Andrew Gillum's campaigns right now so they have the legal staffing to ensure accountability in the vote counting processes in their states? This is so important.
Fairness and accountability in our elections should not be a revolutionary idea, but it seems that in today's America we cannot take anything for granted. We must continue to strive for a country where each person can vote. Thank you for doing your part to move us closer to that reality.
Writer and Activist