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Georgia Senate candidates hold final campaign stops before election day

Georgia Senate candidates bring final push for votes
Posted at 5:26 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 20:49:14-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The day before election day, Georgia Senate run-off candidates scour the state urging more people to cast a ballot.

More than 3 million Georgians have already voted in the Senate runoff. Monday afternoon, incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler flew into Valdosta Flying Service to encourage even more to vote.

"The American Dream is on the ballot tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. near you. You can save the country. The country is counting on Georgia to turn out this vote. Then we change America," Loeffler told the crowd.

Advisor to President Trump KellyAnne Conway and former Georgia Governor, current United States Secretary of Agriculture, and cousin to senator David Perdue joined Loeffler.

Senator David Perdue is still quarantining after a possible exposure to COVID-19. Keeping safe, Senator Perdue phoned into Loeffler's appearance.

"It really is our last chance to save what we accomplished in the last 4 years," said Senator Perdue.

While the Republican candidates set their sites on South Georgia, the Democrats spent Monday in the state's northern part.

Jon Ossoff is running against Senator Perdue. Rev. Raphael Warnock is running against Kelly Loeffler. Both held drive-in rallies in Augusta and Conyers, Georgia.

"Georgia, you deserve Senators who have your back not just when they're about to face the people, but all the time, " Ossoff told the crowd.

The Democrats also used the time to address a leaked tape between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. In that call, President Trump asks the Secretary of State to find the votes to secure his win in the peach state.

"I don't want you to focus on the man on the telephone behind the curtain. Whether he knows it or not, he's on his way out, " said Warnock.

"Let's send a message. Don't come down to Georgia and try to mess with our voting rights, " Ossoff added.

Warnock and Ossoff joined President-Elect Joe Biden and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams in Atlanta Monday evening. President Donald Trump joined Kelly Loeffler in Dalton.

Polls open Tuesday, November 4 at 7 a.m.