At this moment, the attention of the country is sharply focused on the state of Georgia. Just two months after a breathtakingly narrow election, one in which the mechanisms of democracy and the performance of the officials who administered it were severely tested, the voters of Georgia will make another high-stakes decision on January 5. While the candidates and the media are mostly focused on who will win the two Senate runoff races, there is another crucial set of dynamics at work about the voting process itself. We want to look at what efforts are taking place to encourage and protect the votes of Georgia’s citizens, what challenges those efforts are facing, and the state of play three weeks from the day of the runoff. We will pose these questions to four Georgia leaders deeply involved in the hard work of democracy in the state.
• Tamieka Atkins, Executive Director, ProGeorgia
• LaTosha Brown, Founder, Black Voters Matter; Former Fellow, Institute of Politics, HKS
• State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock, 36th Senate District, Atlanta, GA
• Miles Rapoport (Moderator), Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, Ash Center
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