GA Legislative Black Caucus Chair Dee Dawkins-Haigler: We Have The Numbers To Turn This Election Around If We Vote

November 3, 2014 7:44 PM " Ask Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chair State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler how she feels about the early vote numbers in Georgia and her answer is “the numbers are outstanding.” And Dawkins-Haigler is hopeful that the get out to vote “momentum will continue and not fall off tomorrow”, Election Day.

Approximately 800,000 ballots are reported to have been cast during early balloting for the November 4th election. Polling indicates that, of that number, more than 31% were African American, with women accounting for almost 55% of the total number of early voters.

Dawkins-Haigler says, “This is much more than what happened in 2010. The numbers right now are outstanding.” The numbers, so far, are reported to be a bit less than 2012 for the presidential election, but more than 2010. The GLBC Chair says, “that means that people are getting out, they’re going to vote, they know what’s going on. We just need to keep up that momentum.”

Dawkins-Haigler: We have the opportunity to make history

In talking about the early vote percentages, Dawkins-Haigler, a state representative from Atlanta, is even more elated when she talks about the opportunity for Georgia to make history when it comes to African-American candidates "

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