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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:23 PM

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A bipartisan group of Georgia teens is trying to flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students to vote in the January runoffs
Kelsey Vlamis
10 hours ago


A bipartisan group of Georgia teens, StudentsFor2020, wants to help flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students to vote in the January runoffs.

About 23,000 Georgia teens who were not eligible to vote in the general election on November 3 will turn 18 and become eligible in time to participate in the runoff elections on January 5, according to The Civics Center.

StudentsFor2020, which estimates they helped 65,000 students register for the general election, is mobilizing hundreds of volunteers in high schools across the state to register new voters, and to try to sway existing moderate voters.



A bipartisan group of Georgia teens is trying to flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students to vote in the January runoffs.

The political organization, StudentsFor2020, was founded by four high school students, two Trump supporters and two Biden supporters, with the goal of registering young voters across the US in the places where their votes would matter most in the general election. They estimate they helped 65,000 students register to vote.

Now they're focusing their efforts on flipping the Senate by registering thousands of newly eligible voters and mobilizing hundreds of teen volunteers to have real conversations with high school students across the state.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/georgia-senate-runoff-young-voters-movement-flip-the-senate-2020-11

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Reply Bipartisan group of GA teens is trying to flip the Senate by enlisting thousands of students... (Original post)
babylonsister Saturday OP
KewlKat Saturday #1
ananda Sunday #21
iemitsu Saturday #2
SheltieLover Saturday #4
TreasonousBastard Saturday #3
crickets Saturday #5
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bdamomma Saturday #6
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NameAlreadyTaken Saturday #11
Major Nikon Saturday #12
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Susan Calvin Saturday #14
DonaldsRump Sunday #19
Susan Calvin Sunday #20
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Poiuyt Sunday #26
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:26 PM

1. Sent $50 bucks to FairFight today and a some to Ossof and Warnock

Hope we can get those new voters to the polls!

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:47 AM

21. I also donated there.

Some to the candidates, and some to Fair Fight.

I sure hope they win!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:27 PM

2. They should contact David Hogg.

He's easy to find on twitter and I'd bet he could offer some advice.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:05 PM

4. This!👆

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:31 PM

3. This is the sort of thing that gives me hope.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:09 PM

5. Me too. GA has to pull this off one more time, hopefully for both candidates. 🤞

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Response to crickets (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 11:24 PM

16. Me too!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:33 PM

6. This will

be so good. Thanks to all those students.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:44 PM

7. Well at least the GA Secretary of State

Is honest. Unlike the last one who is now governor.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:50 PM

8. Thank you Georgia young folks! Bravo.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:00 PM

9. Bless the teens!

They did that marvelous punking when donnie thought he would have a huge turnout at one of his rallies and instead he had empty seats galore. It's so wonderful that they are involved with their future and care about it. Go kids!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:02 PM

10. Isn't this what Obama has been encouraged by?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:03 PM

11. But young people don't vote,

or at least that is what I keep being told on DU.

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Response to NameAlreadyTaken (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:20 PM

12. Traditionally they have the lowest turnout

Getting more of them to vote has always been a challenge

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Response to NameAlreadyTaken (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:48 AM

22. The facts are the facts.

Coming to grips with the facts is what allows us to make change. You cannot argue with the historical record. But you can look at it and then work to change it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:45 PM

13. 65,000 new voters and it hasn't been a month since the election!!!

Amazing!!! Chump won by only 78k votes in 2016 and almost that in new voters in three weeks!! Our country will never cease to amaze me. Impressive.

I know it was bipartisan but letís hope itís a lean to the left.

Power on GA!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:49 PM

14. I could understand nonpartisan,

But bipartisan? What teens are Republican? I just can't imagine it.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:23 AM

19. Someone like this little creature

Let's not kid ourselves: many of these new voters will be Republican supporters, especially in Georgia.



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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #19)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:44 AM

20. Oh Lord I forgot about that jerk.

I guess I'm really lucky. All the kids I know, and I know a lot, are progressives.

Now that you remind me of that little jerk, I can't imagine him participating in something like this.

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Response to Susan Calvin (Reply #14)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:37 PM

25. I used to coach high school sports

Many of the boys were very conservative and chauvinistic. I think it was part of their macho culture.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:41 PM

27. Yeah but overall

most young people are further left than their elders. People that act macho in high school may not necessarily be that way a few years later. Of course there are conservative young voters but they're a minority.

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 08:14 PM

28. Herd mentality.

I still remember the time, when my husband and I were both in the Navy and working on the same base, I went to his squadron for some reason or another, it must have been work-related or I wouldn't have done it, he repaired airplanes on the macro level and I repaired airplanes on the micro level, and I walked in and caught him with all his subordinates and it was like he was a different person. Those of them I knew, it was like they were different people as well. It was quite shocking.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:52 PM

15. They can certainly talk, in their own inimitable way, to Mom and Dad and the rest of the family, too

I'm quite heartened by this!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:51 AM

23. That's a breath of fresh air. Go Georgia teens

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:18 PM

24. We need everyone to do that so we can take the Senate! If we don't get the

Sebate, Joe won't be able to get anything done!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Nov 22, 2020, 06:39 PM

26. How can a bipartisan group want to flip the Senate?

Doesn't that by definition make them partisan?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 09:32 AM

29. knr

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