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Protesters continue to press Georgia’s Perdue to hold town halls

Little uncertainty among voters as Georgia special election nears end


Early voting in the northern Atlanta suburbs has been underway since March 27 in a steady if uneven stream, raising expectations of a better than average turnout for the 6th Congressional District special election.

Both major parties have pulled out all the stops in a ramped-up effort to get people to the polls.

Now, with less than a week to go before Election Day, it’s working well enough that some voters are showing up not realizing they don’t live in the district.

Read our full premium story to find out what issues voters are most worried about and why they decided to come out.


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