Abrams Playbook makes Georgia top target for Dems in 2020

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman In the past, Georgia has not received top-tier attention or funding in presidential races. Due to demographic changes and her remarkably close finish in the 2018 gubernatorial race, Stacey Abrams wants to change that. She’s pushing Georgia to national Democrats as their best 2020 investment opportunity in her just-released Abrams Playbook (see below). It lays out a blueprint/game plan for campaigns to build on her 2018 successes to turn Georgia Blue. In her opening letter, Abrams argues: “When analyzing next year’s political landscape and electoral opportunities, any less than full investment in Georgia would amount to strategic malpractice.” The Abrams team does an excellent job laying out a case for treating Georgia like a must-win battleground state, and…

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Making elections sporting again: Big crowd cheers Stacey Abrams launch of Georgia Fair Fight 2020

By Jonathan Grant @Brambleman Several hundred supporters packed the semi-sweltering auditorium at Gwinnett County’s Annistown Elementary School Saturday afternoon for the Georgia launch of Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight 2020. The venue—a poll location in 2018 that drew national attention, in a bad way—was chosen as a symbol of the brokenness of Georgia’s voting systems. “We know that even though Stacey Abrams is not our governor, we did win,” declared Gwinnett School Board member Everton Blair, Jr., an introductory speaker at the event. That Georgia’s election was stolen was an article of faith among the crowd. Not just faith. Reason. Brian Kemp didn’t fight fair, and the deck was stacked to begin with. Georgia’s voting system is filled with flaws, mistakes, and an unfortunate history…

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DeKalb Board of Elections: Results certified, Early Voting for runoff set, public comments ignored (as usual)

Jonathan Grant @Brambleman ELECTION UPDATE: After Tuesday’s meeting, the DeKalb Board of Elections changed its decision on early voting sites, adding Dunwoody and South DeKalb locations for the Dec. 4 Runoff. Download pdf. Abrams narrows gap by 2,039 votes after additional ballots counted Early Voting in DeKalb County for Dec. 4 runoff is at one location: DeKalb Board of Elections office 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30032-1239 Mon. Nov. 26-Fri. Nov. 30 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Audio of the meeting Some drama, but results certified on time There was a big crowd at Tuesday’s DeKalb County Board of Elections meeting. There were two major items of business on the agenda: certifying election results from Nov. 6 and setting up…

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Brian Kemp’s stupid stunt: last-minute investigation of Democrats.

Kemp’s rips page from 2016: Last-minute investigations are fun!  Spoiler alert: This is some serious BS coming from the Georgia GOP. It reminds of the Josh McLaurin case, when the State GOP folded like a cheap tent after its false and malicious mailers drew a libel suit. It is late Sunday night–make that early Monday morning—and it’s more important at this crucial hour to get the truth out than to worry about niceties. Figuring it is better to ask forgiveness than permission at his critical hour, I am lifting Rep. Scott Holcomb’s response to a bizarre set of events stemming from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office’s transformation into an operational arm of Brian Kemp’s gubernatorial campaign. If there is any doubt…

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It’s time to rally for Sally! And Lucy! And Stacey!

Let’s hit the streets and GOTV!   Weekend Rallies: Sign up! Election Day Rallies: Sign up!  The Resistance in Georgia was born in the Sixth District, following the election of Donald Trump and the resignation of Rep. Tom Price. We came closer to flipping that Congressional seat than many people thought we could. It wasn’t good enough, though. (And if you’re ready to rally in the Heart of the Resistance now, just sign up!) This year is our chance, with so many races across the board. A New York Times poll being conducted right now shows that Lucy McBath has a clear chance to do what Jon Ossoff couldn’t. Similarly, polls show that Georgia has a chance to step forward and make…

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Follow Georgia’s Statewide and Congressional candidates on Twitter

Georgia Statewide Candidates on Twitter Georgia Democrats!Follow statewide candidates:Gov @staceyabrams Lt Gov @SarahRiggsAmico SecState @Barrow4GeorgiaAtty Gen @charlie4georgiaSupt @OthaThorntonIns Comm @JaniceForGAAg Comm @SwannforGALabor @keatley4changePSC 5 @WinWithRandolphPSC 3 Lindy Miller#gapol pic.twitter.com/OKraNKBV3W — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) July 28, 2018 Georgia’s Democrats for Congress on Twitter  Follow. Support, and VolunteerGeorgia Democrats running for CongressDistricts1 @LisaRingGA012 @SanfordBishop 3 @Vote_Chuck4 @RepHankJohnson 5 @repjohnlewis 6 @LucyWins20187 @Carolyn4GA79 @Mccallforall10 @TJG4GA11 @flynndbroadyjr12 @francysjohnson13 @repdavidscott pic.twitter.com/phd89X1q9h — Jonathan Grant (@Brambleman) August 25, 2018

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