Stacey Abrams discusses ‘critical’ Georgia runoff Senate races

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Voters in Georgia are currently heading to the polls to cast ballots in crucial runoff elections to determine the balance of power in the United States Senate.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday in Georgia, and they close at 7 p.m. ET.

Stacey Abrams, a voting rights advocate and former candidate for Georgia governor, stopped by V-103 to discuss Georgia’s Senate runoff.

Listen to the full interview above.

While voters have the opportunity to exercise their rights, Abrams says Americans have the right to be heard.

“We know there might be voter intimidation in some areas because everyone understands how critical this election is, but know that there are good election lookers paying attention,” Abrams said.

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As for worrying whether or not voters will have a chance to cast their ballots, Abrams advised voters to stay in line once they are in line.

Due to polls across Georgia closing at a specific time, voters already in line will still have the opportunity to vote.

“If you got your absentee ballot, but you somehow messed it up, you spilled water on it, the dog ate it, you can still vote,” Abrams said. “Go vote in person [and] tell them you want to cancel your ballot and vote in person.”

Abrams said if voters have an absentee ballot, they should not put it in the mail. Instead, they should drop it off at a dropbox or voting location.

The voting rights advocate explained how our country is on the cusp of change and making history.

Abrams also advised that voters prepare by finding their assigned voting place, bringing their ID, and providing their phone number.

Last week, an audio recording of President Donald Trump pressing Georgia's Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state’s presidential election.

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Abrams gave her opinion on whether or not the president was a threat to this election.

“I have no idea. I think he has no idea,” Abrams said.

“But we can’t be distracted by his crazy. We’ve got to be focused on our cure,” she added.