New Abrams ad urges Georgians to confirm status of Senate runoff votes

01/04/2021 — Atlanta, Georgia — Former Georgia gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams makes remarks during a Georgia Democrat U.S. Senate campaign rally in Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood, Monday, January 4, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)
01/04/2021 — Atlanta, Georgia — Former Georgia gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams makes remarks during a Georgia Democrat U.S. Senate campaign rally in Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood, Monday, January 4, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com

The voting rights group launched by Stacey Abrams will roll out a statewide TV, digital and radio ad on Wednesday urging Georgians who cast votes in the consequential Senate runoffs to confirm their ballots were accepted.

The 30-second ad from Fair Fight features Abrams, the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, pointing Georgians toward Peachvote.com to confirm the status of their vote – and find out if they need to correct signature discrepancies or confirm their eligibility by Friday so their ballots can be counted.

“Don’t wait. Your vote has the power to determine the future of Georgia and our country,” she said. “It’s time to make certain your voice was heard. Let’s get it done.”

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More than 900,000 Georgians have cast mail-in ballots so far in the Jan. 5 Senate runoff election, but a small number, about 3,400, have been rejected by local election offices because of problems with signatures or other issues that require correction if they are to be counted.

Voters have until Friday to “cure” their ballots by submitting photo ID or other documentation to validate their identities.

The state Democratic party has enlisted hundreds of volunteers to call or go door-to-door to contact voters on the list of rejected ballots compiled by the secretary of state’s office. Republicans say they have a similar effort, though they have not publicly released many details about it.

Abrams, who passed on a U.S. Senate bid last year, has played a key role in the runoffs for control of the chamber. She recruited Raphael Warnock to run for the seat, and has helped raised more than $22 million for the joint ticket.

Here’s the transcript:

“You got out and voted in the Senate runoff elections. Now let’s make it count. Confirm the status of your ballot today. Visit Peachvote.com to find out, or call the voter protection hotline at 888-730-5816. Don’t wait. Your vote has the power to determine the future of Georgia and our country. It’s time to make certain your voice was heard. Let’s get it done.”

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