Former President Barack Obama is heading to Atlanta on Friday to do some stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the woman who is vying to be the first Black female governor in the United States.
Obama’s moves were announced just a day after President Donald Trump announced that he would be going to stump for Republican Gubernatorial candidate and current Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who has been accused of voter suppression.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Obama, who has been traveling supporting several Democratic candidates running for competitive seats, will be appearing at the Forbes Arena at Morehouse College on Friday at 5 p.m. Meanwhile, Trump will be in Macon on Sunday.
Abrams and Kemp are currently in a neck-to-neck battle for the seat, with a measly 1 to 2 percentage point average separating the two within the polls. The campaign has also been rife with contention as Kemp, as mentioned before, has been accused of voter suppression.
Tickets for the Morehouse event featuring Obama will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at these locations:
Albany Campaign Office – 141 W Broad Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
The Gathering Spot – 384 Northyards Blvd NW, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313
Zucot Gallery – 100 Centennial Olympic PK DR SW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Augusta Campaign Office – 601 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Cobb Campaign Office – 591 Cherokee Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Columbus Campaign Office – 1828 Midtown Drive, Columbus, GA 31906
Dekalb Campaign Office – 4185 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Decatur, GA 30035
Gwinnett Campaign Office – 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 243, Duluth, GA 30096
East Point Campaign Office – 2605 Ben Hill Road, East Point, GA 30344
Macon Campaign Office – 1343 Georgia Avenue, Macon, GA 31201
Savannah Campaign Office – 713 E 65th Street, Savannah, GA 31305
Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams.
The 94-year-old Carter's request, made in an Oct. 22 letter, is the latest turn in a campaign whose closing month is being defined by charges of attempted voter suppression and countercharges of attempted voter fraud.
Kemp has thus far dismissed Democratic demands that he step aside as Georgia's chief elections officer. But Carter attempted to approach the matter less as a partisan who has endorsed Abrams and more as the former president who's spent the decades since he left the Oval Office monitoring elections around the world.
“One of the key requirements for a fair and trusted process is that there be a nonbiased supervision of the electoral process,” Carter wrote, adding that stepping aside “would be a sign that you recognize the importance of this key democratic principle and want to ensure the confidence of our citizens in the outcome.”
I’ll have more on this race soon but until Obama comes to town, let’s keep up the momentum and help Abrams and her fellow Georgia Democrats fight back against Kemp and the GOP’s voter suppression tactics. Click below to get involved with Abrams and her fellow Georgia Democrats campaigns:
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