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Community Advisory: Georgia Muslims Urged to Vote by 7 PM in Today’s Special U.S. Senate Election

(ATLANTA, GA, 1/5/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its Georgia chapter (CAIR-Georgia) are urging all registered Georgia Muslims voters to go to the polls in today’s special U.S. Senate runoff election that ends tonight at 7 p.m.  

To find your polling location or ballot drop box, click here: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov    

The outcome of tonight’s runoff election will determine which political party – the Democratic Party or Republican Party – controls the U.S. Senate. 

Democrat Jon Ossoff is facing off against Republican Senator David Perdue, whose Senate term expired on Sunday. Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler is also defending her seat from Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock.  

An election is also taking place for Georgia Public Service Commissioner for District 4.  

Earlier today, CAIR Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber issued a special public service announcement video on Facebook urging Muslims in Georgia to participate in this pivotal election. 

EXIT POLL: Tonight, CAIR and CAIR-Georgia will conduct an 8 PM exit poll of registered Muslim voters in Georgia asking if they voted for the Democratic or Republican candidates in the two Senate races. 

Georgia is home to an estimated 150,000 American Muslims, including at least 71,000 registered Muslim voters. In the run-up to the November general election, CAIR-Georgia and the Georgia Muslim Voter Project launched the “CAIR 2 Vote” initiative, which helped lead to record-breaking numbers in the Georgia voter turnout.     

SEE: https://muslims.vote/     

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.         

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.           

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CONTACT: CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Abdullah Jaber, 678-631-9697, ajaber@cair.com; CAIR-Georgia Legal and Policy Director Murtaza Khwaja, 404-432-8847, mkhwaja@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmcccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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