Today, Tuesday, Oct. 10, is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 special elections, in which several Georgia legislative seats will be up for grabs.
If you’re disgusted by Trump continually failing our country, this is your chance to fight back.
These elections are our chance to push politicians that are complacent in Trump’s disrespectful and deadly decisions out of Georgia’s Legislature. This is our chance to show Republicans in Georgia that we do not support their conservative agenda.
Georgia voters in these nine districts won’t have to wait until 2018 to hold Trump and extremist Republicans accountable for their actions:
- House District 4 (parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Newton Counties): Three Republicans – Beau Patton, Eddie Caldwell and Kasey Carpenter – are running against sole Democrat Peter Pociask.
- House District 26 (parts of Forsyth County): Republicans Tina Trent and Marc Morris as well as Democrat Steve Smith are running for a seat in the House.
- House District 42 (parts of Cobb County): Democrat Smyrna Councilwoman Teri Anulewicz is running unopposed to replace Democrat Rep. Stacey Evans.
- House District 60 (parts of Clayton and Fulton Counties): Voters will have their choice between three Democrats, De’Andre S. Pickett, Sparkle Adams and Kim Schofield on Nov. 7.
- House District 89 (parts of DeKalb County): There are four Democrats running to replace former House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams: Bee Nguyen, David Abbot, Monique Keane and Sachin Varghese.
- House District 117 (parts of Barrow, Clarke, Jackson and Oconee Counties): The election to replace Republican Rep. Regina Quick comes down to two candidates: Entertainment attorney and activist Democrat Deborah Gonzalez and Republican Houston Gaines.
- House District 119 (parts of Clarke and Oconee Counties): Four candidates will be running to replace Republican Rep. Chuck Williams – three Republicans and one Democrat. With the Republican vote split, sole Democrat Jonathan Wallace has a promising shot at winning the seat.
- Senate District 6 (parts of Cobb and Fulton Counties): Eight candidates have qualified to run to replace Republican Sen. Hunter Hill – five Republicans and three Democrats.
- Senate District 39 (parts of Fulton County): Democrats Elijah Tutt, Linda Pritchett, Marckeith Dejesus and Nikema Williams, plus Republican Nick Carlson, are running to replace Democrat Sen. Vincent Fort.
Several districts have multiple Republicans running against a sole Democrat, meaning that with the conservative vote split, Democrats have a chance at winning the seat.
Peter Pociask, the only Democrat running against three Republicans in District 4, sees that Georgia voters want progress and deserve a chance to push for it.
“The people of Whitfield County deserve a choice,” Pociask said. “We’ve not really had a discussion on the issues. We’ve had conservative vs. more conservative candidates.”
While his rival Eddie Caldwell vows to focus on “constitutional” gun carrying laws and pro-life causes, Pociask would instead focus on accepting desperately Medicaid expansion funds for his district.
Similarly, Athens attorney Deborah Gonzalez sees an opportunity to bring progress to the district she hopes to represent, District 117.
This District only narrowly swung red in the national election last year – by just a 3 percent margin.
Gonzalez sees this as a positive sign. She feels that if Democratic voters, especially those that support her but worry about her chances, turn out, she has a shot at flipping District 117.
But in order to oust conservative politicians, every vote counts.