Tomorrow could be a rough day in some parts of the country, and well-respected Americans the nation over are doing what they can to prevent any tragic scenes from unfolding.
There are concerns that tomorrow’s election results could be spun by one campaign or another, riling We The People and leading to civil unrest. Americans have reacted to the possibility of election-day chaos by turning out to vote early in record numbers, but also by purchasing firearms, ammunition, and alcohol in record numbers.
In the city of Atlanta, Georgia, where violent demonstrations flared up several times in recent months, one of A-Town‘s most beloved figures is making a call for a fair and free election.
Atlanta Falcons team owner Arthur Blank called on Georgia election officials to ensure a fair process when counting the votes on Election Day.
Blank released a statement ahead of Election Day with Georgia becoming a pivotal state in the presidential, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House elections.
“Free and fair elections are vital to the health of our democracy. The individual right of citizens to vote, and to have their vote properly assessed and counted, warrants the absolute integrity of the process and of all individuals involved in managing the election at the local, state, and national levels,” Blank said in his statement.
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He continued: “More people have voted early or by mail this year and all indications are that turnout will be strong in Georgia and all over the country on Tuesday. I urge everyone who hasn’t voted yet to do so on Election Day. And, as a citizen who believes deeply in the democratic process, I urge officials to ensure the election is carried out with fairness, honesty, and the patience required to count every vote that is cast, which is the very essence of American democracy and what every citizen who votes deserves.”
Blank, who also own the much believed MLS franchise Atlanta United, is known to many in the city as “Uncle Arthur”, and is held in high regard among Georgians and football fans everywhere.
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