Big Win for Stacey Abrams and New Georgia Project

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On May 22nd, Stacey Abrams, founder of the New Georgia Project, won the Democratic primary for Governor by a margin of 48 points! She won every congressional district and all but 6 of 159 counties—even some with less than 5% African-American voters.

Democratic turnout was up 50% vs. 2014 and Republican turnout was flat. Georgia is now a battleground state! We even have a good shot at flipping two congressional seats. A lot of the credit goes to the New Georgia Project, which will have registered 300,000 new voters by November. They are laying the groundwork for a massive mobilization of voters of color in November.

Suz Lipman