The President-elect is black but election junkies aren’t blue. The race to enhance a Democratic majority in the United States Senate lives on in Georgia, and last night Young Jeezy, Ludacris, T.I. and Kevin Liles gathered at the state Capitol to rally for Democratic candidate Jim Martin.
In the general election Martin’s Republican opponent, Saxby Chambliss, failed to cross the 50 percent threshold in the three-way race in which Libertarian candidate Allen Buckley scooped about 3 percent of the vote, thus extending the race. With their partisan effort, the rappers urged voters to hit the polls again.
“We won the battle,” Jeezy said, referring to Barack Obama’s victory in the presidential race. “Now it’s time to win the war. Vote for Jim Martin.”
Today is the last day for Georgia voters to cast their ballots in a runoff that will determine the balance of power in Washington. -Michael Cohen