And O’Rourke proposes a constitutional amendment that would limit the terms of U.S. Supreme Court justices and members of Congress, along with new restrictions on campaign contributions from individuals and corporations.
“Texas and Georgia – they’re not red states. They’re non-voting states,” he said. “If everyone was registered ... we would be voting. And at the end of the day, that’s what’s most important.”
O’Rourke became a national Democratic star during his unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate, and parlayed his high-profile status to a run for president. With a sprawling field of candidates, he’s struggling to emerge from the pack.
The visit comes ahead of a busy day in Georgia politics. O'Rourke and three other presidential candidates will stump in Atlanta on Thursday at a string of events: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.
The event at Old Lady Gang in Atlanta was a NowThis town hall held with the New Georgia Project, a voter registration group that was once helmed by Abrams.
Among the attendees was Sarah Riggs Amico, the runner-up in last year’s race for lieutenant governor and a possible Senate candidate.