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As the most expensive House race in in U.S. history goes into voters' hands, President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to weigh in on the closely watched election.

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In one early Tuesday tweet, Trump criticizes Democrat Jon Ossoff, saying he'll raise taxes, is weak on crime and "doesn't even live in district."

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Candidates in the tight, hard-fought race to replace Tom Price in Georgia's 6th Congressional District have one more day to sway voters.

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The millennial generation (those of us born after 1980) have grown up with the wonders (and horrors) of the internet only a few clicks away. 

Though parents and teachers are quick to caution against creating a negative online presence after the onset of the internet age, only in the past few years have we begun to truly see what kind of an effect the internet can have on our future prospects.

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President Donald Trump is attacking Democrats and promoting the Republican running in this week's House runoff election in Georgia.

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In a tweet Monday, Trump said that Democrats "want to stop tax cuts, good healthcare and Border Security." He also said "their ObamaCare is dead."

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Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings.

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"I was yelling at the TV and throwing things at the TV," recalls the 55-year-old mother of three. Then she found her cause in 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff, who is aiming for a major upset in Georgia's 6th Congressional District runoff Tuesday against Republican Karen Handel.

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A security researcher disclosed a gaping security hole at the outfit that manages Georgia's election technology, days before the state holds a closely watched congressional runoff vote on June 20.

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Vice President Mike Pence is trying to shore up a Georgia congressional candidate in the final days of a surprisingly competitive special election in Atlanta's usually Republican suburbs.

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Pence will appear with Karen Handel at a fundraiser Friday after he speaks at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

Handel faces Democrat Jon Ossoff on June 20 for the 6th Congressional District seat opened when former Rep. Tom Price resigned to join President Donald Trump's administration.

Residents of Metro Atlanta voted for officials and SPLOST measures during the March 21st special election.
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Voters in Georgia's 6th Congressional District have an opportunity to cast ballots this weekend.

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State election officials say early voting locations will be open Saturday in the district, which includes portions of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties. Saturday voting hours are intended to make voting easier for those who want to vote early but are unable to on weekdays. For the runoff, early voting ends June 16.

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Thursday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

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Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel squared off Tuesday night in the first of two live debates. The candidates for the 6th Congressional District came at each other with lines modeled on their attack ads.

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Handel's pitch for the night? Ossoff was handpicked by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. His values and his funding aren't from here.

 

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Karen Handel wants voters in Atlanta's northern suburbs to stick with a Republican in Congress, just like they've done since 1979. Democrat Jon Ossoff says Georgia's 6th Congressional District should make a change.

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The two rivals are scheduled to meet today in their first televised debate, two weeks ahead of a June 20 special election that has garnered national attention and an avalanche of spending.

Atlanta's WSB-TV will broadcast the debate at 8 p.m.

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Watch Atlanta television long enough and you're bound to see a young congressional candidate pledging to cut "wasteful spending" and make "both parties in Washington" be "accountable to you."

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Yet follow Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District and you'll see the 30-year-old Democrat joining fellow millennials for happy hour, convening a group of women's health advocates and hosting specific minority groups across Atlanta's northern suburbs.

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Democrat Jon Ossoff has declined to participate in an Atlanta Press Club debate with his Republican opponent in the 6th Congressional District, Karen Handel, that CNN had proposed to broadcast.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Ossoff declined Sunday to participate in what would have been a nationally televised debate.

In a statement sent to CNN, Ossoff spokeswoman Amy Messner says the campaign only committed to debates moderated by "the metro Atlanta press corps."

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Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel confirmed today she’s willing to participate in four live debates throughout June. Her Democratic rival, Jon Ossoff, had previously challenged Handel to face him in six debates. Not all those debates overlap. In total, both candidates have agreed to only two debates against the other.

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The events confirmed by both campaigns are a June 6 debate hosted by WSB-TV and a June 8 debate hosted by WABE/PBA30.

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Asian-Americans, including many who say they’ve been ignored for years by politicians in Atlanta’s northern suburbs, could decide the competitive special election for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District.

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"It's historic what's happening,” said Long Tran of Dunwoody.

Tran helped organize a rally for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff at the Blackstone subdivision in Johns Creek, where residents estimate about two-thirds of the neighborhood is Indian-American.

Residents of Metro Atlanta voted for officials and SPLOST measures during the March 21st special election.
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Election officials say early voting begins Tuesday in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

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The competitive special election pits Democrat Jon Ossoff against Republican Karen Handel. The district includes parts of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties.

Voters can check their registration status, find the correct voting location and request an absentee ballot through the Secretary of State's website.

Jon Ossoff Meets Millennials And Emphasizes Young People Voting

May 25, 2017
Andrea Ferrard / courtesy of Vox Atlanta

Without even realizing it, we are constantly projecting our opinion into the world whenever we click on the “like” button on Facebook or comment on an Instagram post. We have become professionals at typing our views of the world and sharing them with others on different social media outlets, but there is one aspect of inciting change in which young people’s participation is lacking: voting.

A voter takes a "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker after voting during Georgia's primary election at the polling station at South Lowndes Recreation Complex in Lake Park, Ga., Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
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The national Democratic Party wants reinforcements for the closely watched 6th Congressional District election, helping pay for 10 new field workers to reach more minority voters in the traditionally conservative Atlanta suburbs.

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The last time Harriet Zoller volunteered for a political campaign, she was too young to vote for the Massachusetts Democrat running for president.

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"I was a Kennedy girl," she says, smiling back to 1960.

Veronica Savoy's previous campaign experience was volunteering multiple times for Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

"I'm not a political party person," she explains.

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Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House.

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"The left and Nancy Pelosi ... are trying to hit you with an avalanche of television," Ryan said, to drum up support "for a guy who does not share your values."

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While involved in a Georgia political battle drawing national attention, a candidate took time out for a marriage proposal.

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A federal judge on Thursday ordered Georgia officials to reopen voter registration in a suburban Atlanta congressional district ahead of a runoff in a heated special election.

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U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2005, ruled in favor of civil rights advocacy groups who argued that Georgia violated federal law by preventing more new voter registrations before the June 20 runoff.

 

Closer Look: Election Day; Urban Recipe; And More

Apr 18, 2017
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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

President-elect Donald Trump calls to media from the entryway of Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 in Bedminster, N.J..
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President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his political enemies seeking an upset in Georgia's special congressional election, blasting the leading Democratic candidate as a "super liberal" who "wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff speaks to members of the group, Liberal Moms of Roswell and Cobb.
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Republicans have called into question Democrat Jon Ossoff's work for news outlet Al Jazeera.

In attack ads from the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC and Bob Gray, a Republican running against Ossof in the race for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, the democrat's trustworthiness is questioned in connection with documentary work done for the Al Jazeera TV Network by a company he runs.

The same tack was taken in a recent mailer which made its way onto social media.