Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff blasted Georgia’s voter suppression efforts as a dressed-up version of Jim Crow. But he feels confident the “old playbook” of racism pushed by his opponent, Sen. David Perdue, “doesn’t work here any more.”
Fresh off his scorching debate against Perdue – after which Perdue almost immediately canceled the next one – Ossoff acknowledged that voter suppression is a real problem in a state where Ossoff and Biden have pulled ahead in many recent polls.
OSSOFF: Despite the unprecedented and inspiring and truly moving demonstration of the will to vote by the people of the state, voter suppression in Georgia is a fact. This is James Crow, Esquire. This is the new poll tax, the new literacy test. Black voters being made to wait six, eight, ten hours to vote. We are doing everything that we can to defend the sacred franchise here in Georgia, in honor of Congressman John Lewis. And if folks want to help us in these final days, to make sure that every eligible Georgia voter can make their voice heard in this historic, vital election, win these two U.S. Senate races in Georgia, folks could log on to ElectJon.com, chip in a couple of bucks for a voter protection fund in these final hours.
Ossoff believes Georgia is “absolutely” ready to move past the Jim Crow of Sen. David Perdue:
OSSOFF: He's trying to dust off an old playbook that doesn't work here any more. And just everybody out there at home, just take a deep breath and feel some hope, feel some confidence. We can heal this country. We can reunite this country and focus on solving problems together, controlling this virus, generating an economic recovery, making investments in clean energy and infrastructure. Passing strengthen civil rights and voting rights legislation, making sure every family has access to great health care. We can do all these things. But in order to begin that new American era, we have to win on Tuesday and I'm asking folks again to log on to electjon.com, resource us to finish strong and win this election.