Democrats in Georgia are turning to the controversy in Ferguson, Missouri to bring out the vote for Senate Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn on election day. A reader sent to the Atlanta Journal Constitution early voter turnout mailers dealing with the fatal shooting of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and the conflict that has arisen from it.
The flyer states, “If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change. The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great.”
Below are the mailers that were sent to black voters around the state of Georgia.
The New York Times reported last week that the black vote is seen as the “last hope” for Democrats to hold the Senate in this year’s midterm elections. According to a confidential memo by Democratic pollster Cornel Belcher written to the president, Belcher predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country,” if Democrats could not get blacks to the polls.
“African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” he wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”
Various polls show Nunn and her Republican opponent David Perdue in a tight race. Democrats are pouring more resources into the Georgia Senate election hoping to stave off a Republican Senate majority win this election cycle.