Georgia State Senate race hinges on provisional ballots due by 5 p.m. today

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Last Tuesday’s Georgia primary election had a host of runoffs and razor-thin margins of victory for many candidates. Now, Dekalb County, Georgia, leaders that include Attorney Mawuli Davis and Gerald Griggs, SCLC leader Nate Miller and NAACP leader Teresa Hardy and candidate Pastor Sabrina McKenzie are raising an alarm for voters.

At issue are outstanding provisional ballots that have not been returned to be counted. According to McKenzie, “There are 350 provisional ballots that are still out in DeKalb County. We want to make sure every vote counts. Therefore, we are encouraging everyone to make sure you cast your vote no later than today’s deadline at 5:00.” Ballots must be returned at the Dekalb County Courthouse located at 556 N. McDonough Street in Decatur, Georgia.

Pastor McKenzie faces incumbent Steve Henson in the hotly contested race for State Senate District 41. McKenzie and Henson are in a dead heat: Henson received 6,918 votes while McKenzie received 6,803, reflecting the fact that every vote does, indeed, count.

For more information on this important issue, provisional voters can contact Crystal Hampton at (404) 453-5215.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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