Last day to vote early in Georgia

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. (WDEF)- According to the Georgia Secretary of State,state Brad Raffensberger, as of today at noon, more than 3 million Georgians have already cast their ballots. That’s about 2 million people in person and 1 million people by absentee. But some candidates are still on the campaign trail.”

Georgia Senator David Perdue and US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue made a stop in Fort Oglethorpe today to talk to constituents.

Perdue says that he is pleased with Georgia’s 71% increase in voter turnout for this year.

Senator David Perdue says, “This is a democracy! We have the right to vote and i’m excited There’s more people that have voted this far into the race than at any other time. I think that it’s a fantastic thing.”

He also had a message for those that have not voted yet.

“It’s our responsibility, not just a right, a responsibility, get out and vote. Democrat, Republican or whatever, if you are concerned about your kids or grand kids or yourself, you got one opportunity to do that and that’s to vote, vote by Tuesday”, adds the Senator.

Voters in Walker County came out today for various reasons.

Nancy Kelley came out specifically to support her candidate. She says, “It is important for people to come out and vote because it depends on the future of our kids and our families.”

Carla Wright, voted with her daughter who is a first time voter. Wright says, “Me and her, this is her first year voting, and we think we need a change. So, we think that this year is really important to get our vote in.”

Early voting ended in Walker County at 5 today.

President Trump will be headlining a rally in Rome and Sunday.

Election day is Tuesday.

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