Stacey Abrams is standing firm for justice — and an important court ruling last night will give her campaign more time to make sure every vote is counted.
Election officials now have until Friday to double-check every last provisional ballot and certify their vote totals. Stacey’s team and DFA are working overtime to protect the right to vote in Georgia. Read Stacey’s urgent message below, then chip in $3 to support her efforts to find and count every last vote before Friday’s certification deadline. — Karli Wallace Thompson, Senior Digital Manager, Democracy for America
Last week, I met with Tate, Cassandra, Nedghie, Angel, Surabhi, Delaney, Cazembe, Amari, and Arnaud – Georgia voters from all walks of life who experienced difficulties casting their ballots or helping those who were having trouble.
Whether they were first time voters, volunteers, or elected officials, they all felt dismayed and disillusioned by a democracy whose hurdles and failures made it nearly impossible to vote. Some were only able to vote through tenacity and sheer force of will. Many were left voiceless altogether.
And they are not alone. Over the last few days, our Voter Protection Hotline has heard thousands of stories of Georgia voters who had to fight for their right to vote.
We heard stories from voters who took time off work to vote, only to be turned away at their assigned polling precinct and every polling place they visited. Students and military service members who requested absentee ballots, but never received them, or else discovered their completed ballots were “lost in the mail.” First time voters and long-time voters whose names were “no longer on the list.”
Their voices deserve to be heard. They deserve justice. That is why we will continue this fight, and why I’m asking you:
Make no mistake: Our democracy should work for all of us, regardless of political leanings, race, income, or region. Voting is a right, not a privilege. It is fundamental to our democracy and to our Georgia, and I will fight every single day until our government – a government of the people, by the people, and for the people – works for all of us.