Multi-Platinum Rapper Young Jeezy, along with EVP of Warner Music Group Kevin Liles, Ludacris and TI gathered at the state Capitol in GA last night to rally for Democrat Jim Martin, urging voters to return to the polls. Martin is in a close race against Republican Saxby Chambliss.
Today is the last day for GA voters to cast their ballots, bringing a race that has gone into overtime to a close where they will determine whether or not Democrats will add to their majority in the United States Senate by electing Jim Martin.
"We won the battle," said Young Jeezy, referring to President-elect Barack Obama's victory. "Now it's time we win the war. Vote Jim Martin."
In the general election, Chambliss fell short of crossing the 50 percent threshold in a three-way race against Martin and a Libertarian candidate, Allen Buckley, who drew 3.4 percent of the vote. The runoff between Chambliss and Martin will help determine the balance of power in Washington. Georgia is one of two undecided contests, with a recount under way in Minnesota also.
The contest has attracted almost 500,000 early voters and some 36 percent are white males, typically a solid Republican constituency in the state. In the weeks leading up to the general election, white males cast about 27 percent of the more than 2 million early votes.
Less than 23 percent of the early voters for the runoff are black — a drop from the surge of black voters in the run-up to the general election. Black voters made up more than 34 percent of the 2 million early voters before the Nov. 4 contest when President-elect Barack Obama was on the ballot.