ATLANTA — When it comes to this year’s presidential election, Georgia appears to be a big focus for both campaigns.
Dr. Jill Biden and Donald Trump Jr. both made appearances across the state and in the Atlanta metro on Monday to get their respective supporters to get out and vote.
Political experts told Channel 2′s Richard Elliot that the fact that we’re seeing long lines and high-profile Democrats and Republicans coming to the state shows just how much Georgia is in play this year.
Not long after Biden landed in Atlanta, she met up with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. They then went to Decatur to talk to a crowd of people asked to stand in hula hoops to make sure they practiced social distancing.
Monday was the first day for early voting in Georgia.
Democrats are hoping massive voter turnout will swing both the national and local elections their way.
“I want everyone to drop off your ballots today. I want everyone to, if you don’t have one, make a plan to vote early and then get involved,” Biden said.
On the other side of the state, at the exact same time Biden was imploring voters to vote early, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. was in Savannah asking supporters to do the exact same thing.
The fact that both campaigns are sending high-profile surrogates to Georgia shows the state is in play.
“Have you voted yet today? If you haven’t done it by the end of the day, do it tomorrow, OK? Early voting started now, and we need you guys out there,” Trump Jr. told the crowd. “The silent majority is very real.”
After her speech in Atlanta, Biden headed to Columbus to meet with military families outside Fort Benning.
Trump Jr. is holding a campaign rally in Cobb County later in the evening.
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