GA06: Lucy McBath gains strong foothold in Blue DeKalb

Tracy Prescott (front center, Michigan shirt) delighted at diversity of supporters Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Tracy Prescott didn’t expect a big crowd at her Northlake home Saturday afternoon—just another campaign event on her packed calendar, and more importantly, a chance to get people out knocking on doors. But there was a huge response, and thanks to Prescott and her husband, Jeff Corkill, Sixth District Congressional candidate Lucy McBath, a Cobb resident, is getting the blue carpet treatment in DeKalb. The Democratic activists, who both served as delegates to this year’s state Democratic Convention, recently hosted a meet-and-greet for the candidate, as well. Sponsored by the Sixth District Task Force as “Team Lucy Canvass Kickoff,” Saturday’s event featured former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a…

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We need to talk about Jon Ossoff’s endorsement of Lindy Miller

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman on Twitter After watching the video, I don’t know what Georgia Public Service Commission candidate Lindy Miller did to earn Jon Ossoff’s endorsement—or even how much it’s worth these days—but it deserves some discussion. First of all, Miller calls Jon Ossoff “one of my favorite leaders in Georgia.” I like Jon, too (I spent hundreds of hours trying to flip the Sixth District last year), but I wouldn’t call him a leader just yet. But hey, we tried! In his endorsement of Miller, who’s running against John Noel and Johnny White in Georgia’s May 22 Democratic PSC Primary, Ossoff talks about sustainability like it’s maybe a bad thing, but Lindy Miller will save it! This is tacit acknowledgment that Noel…

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#GA06 — We Need to Talk About Pleasantdale

On April 18, Jon Ossoff fell less than 4,000 votes short of an outright victory in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional House primary. There’s ample reason to believe those missing votes were DeKalb’s to give, and there’s a movement afoot—operating separately from the Ossoff campaign—to boost turnout in #GA06’s bluest county in the June 20 runoff and deliver DeKalb to Jon Ossoff bigly. It’s a two-step process: Step One: Improve Early Voting EV was deficient during the primary. During the first week of EV in DeKalb, in-person ballots could be cast only at the county Elections Board offices on Memorial Drive, several miles outside the Sixth District. Only during the second week of EV was an additional site opened, at Dunwoody Library, in the…

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No Problem: Tucker Rec Center CAN be used for Early Voting in #GA06

Update on Early Voting in DeKalb Tucker Rec Center IS Available as #GA06 Early Voting Site   Backround: DeKalb County is considering adding Early Voting sites for the Sixth District runoff. Citizens have called for Tucker Rec Center to be added, along with Chamblee Civic Center.  Current policy only allows one early voting site, at Memorial Drive, several miles outside the district.  While it may not be the intent, the effect was voter suppression. Using Tucker would open up Early Voting to tens of thousands of people in the Southeast section of the Sixth. The Board is waiting until its May 11 meeting to to decide. Early voting starts May 30. No guarantees. There was a signal from the board that a…

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Needed: sign-waving Ossoff volunteers in DeKalb Mon, Tues

Dear Ossoff Volunteers: Let’s do one last thing to Flip the Sixth! We need people to work the street in the southeast corner of #GA06 District Monday, April 17 and Tuesday, April 18. Why? Because this is the Bluest section of #GA06.                       Source: NY Times (@Nate_Cohn) And because the area east of I-85severely undervoted in Early Voting becausethere was no convenient polling place. Tucker Rec Center never opened for EV. Sad! Source: NY Times (@Nate_Cohn) We need to do everything we can to get out the vote in addition to canvassing, so I’m working to coordinate precinct-level street corner sign wavers Monday and Tuesday in these precincts: Midvale Road Midvale Elementary…

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