If a handful of young people who got so excited about Stacey Abrams had voted on Tuesday in the runoff for Secretary of State of Georgia, Stacey would be unstoppable in the next election.
But, young voters vanished. I expected that.
There was barely anyone at my polling place today.
Before we get so concerned about purged voters, how about we get the ones that are registered to show the [email protected]€k up on voting day!!
I’m so sick of counting on Georgia Democrats.
— Left in the South (@BluedotGa) December 5, 2018
The problem is that young voters want something exciting like Bernie Sanders or Stacey Abrams or Obama. They see voting as an extension of electronic entertainment.
Voting is a dull Facebook page they want to unfriend. And it’s a chore, it’s homework; there is no Insta-jolt, so they leave the grief and pain of this planet to the mercy of the evangelical zombies who march out lockstep to polling stations to protect the White and the Right.
My polling place was almost empty too. But I showed up, I voted, & ran into a friend on her way in as I was leaving. Some of our local dems canvassed & phone banked, but nearly as many as for the Nov 6 vote.
— Denise Lee (@dadavies01) December 5, 2018
One Georgian, Jimmy Carter, once said, “America deserves a government as good as its people.“ Unfortunately, that’s what we usually get.
And if I sound pissed off, it’s personal. A 21-year-old Georgian who voted for Stacey Abrams, skipped the runoff. She told me, “What does this have to do with me?“
What should I tell her? (And yes, I’m disowning her.)
My local place was empty too. Husband went at 630 and said the lights were all shut and the entry was in the back! He thought they closed early!
— unprecedented madness (@lazyditzychick) December 5, 2018