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Primary Election Ends Today – What’s Hot in Georgia?

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Georgia State Assemblyman Sam Park (Photo=Sam Park campaign web)

For Governor’s Republican primary, and each elections

incumbent lawmakers who even changed districts to win the election

How is going K- candidates? : Sam Park, Eugene Yu, and Soo Hong

Sam Park, Soo Hong went straight to the finals without primary

The primary election closes today, on the 24th. Unlike the existing early election today, you can only vote in your own constituency, and voters who do not know where their constituency is located can enter the link below and enter their name and date of birth, and the voting location will be automatically notified.

Link to Check Vote Place (click on blue text)

In voting, you can review each sample ballots in Korean or Chinese or Vietnamese in advance by bringing your ID (under a driver’s license or passport).

Voting categories are divided into Democrats, Republicans, and Nonpartisian Consolidated. If the candidate you want to vote for is Republican or Democrat, you can click on each of the two parties.

Voting hours today are from 7am to 7pm.

The primary focus of this primary election is on the Republican Party’s primary for governor, which is an intra-party primary, which determines the finalists to run in the November election. In the Republican Party, incumbent Governor Brian Kemp and former US Senator David Purdue are fighting fiercely.

For Georgia’s governor, Trump signed former Senator David Purdue against Kemp, but Purdue lags behind in polls and fundraising.

In the 7th District for U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux is against Lucy Macbeth, who has moved from the 6th District, are competing against each other, attracting unprecedented attention. Both are in an incumbent.

Macbeth, who ran away from her district 6, which had become a Republican-dominated area following redistricting, and run for a fellow congressman in District 7, said she wanted to remain in Congress, fighting for gun safety on behalf of her son Jonathan, who died in a shooting 10 years ago.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene, a Republican candidate, is awaiting a decision from her supporters over the past controversy.

Trump-backed Firebrand was stripped of commission last year for racist comments, acceptance of conspiracy theories and past support for violence. Her group of voters tried to remove her from her vote, but failed, accusing her of helping her in her January 6 uprising at the U.S. Capitol.

Meanwhile, Eugene Yu (R), a Korean- American who runs in the 6th constituency in the U.S. House of Representatives, is expected to hold the fiercest primary in this district, where nine candidates including political newcomers Jake Evans and Rich McCormick compete.

The district was reorganized into a Republican stronghold due to redistricting, and Lucy Macbeth, the incumbent federal congressman in this district, is running in the seventh district, as mentioned earlier.

Candidate Eugen Yu seems to make easy campaign as it is near North Georgia premiere Outlet Mall (400), which is a popular destination for Korean- Americans, actually it is at a somewhat disadvantaged position as there are not many Koreans living there.

However there is another merit to him. At this district, since there are many young Politian appearing, many voters are interested Eugene Yu in his mid-60s, has a variety of experiences such as a policeman, soldier, firefighters, and businessman, which are gaining huge popularity from voters.  

Meanwhile, Jake Evans’ father, Randy Evans, recently donated $500,000 to the Trump Foundation to publicly support former President Trump, which has been criticized by candidates for publicly supporting the race as unprecedented.

Can you guess what happens in 9 candidates at this district?

Representative Sam Park(D), who is aiming for a fourth term, is running in the newly changed district 107, and will run directly to the main election in November without this primary election. Rep. Park’s opponent will face Republican candidate Hai Chao (67 years old).

Attorney Soo Hong (R) running for the district 103 constituency will hold a runoff with Democratic candidate Ernie Anaya in November. There are no rivals within the two candidates, so this election will not be held.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger , Georgia’s top elections official, will run against Congressman Jody Hice, who promoted Trump’s allegation that widespread voting fraud or manipulation cost him in the 2020 election. U.S. Rep. Hice appears to be struggling with the halo.

American football legend Herschel Walker , backed by Trump and running for the U.S. Senate, is cruising as the Republican candidate despite some Republican leaders warning that Walker will not be elected in November over Democratic incumbent Senator Rafael Warnock.

Walker is accused of endangering his ex-wife’s life, exaggerating business records, and lying about graduating from the University of Georgia.

In addition, Judge Tracie H. Cason (District 2), and Judge Angela Duncan (District 11) who has a Korean grandmother, are running for re-election as Judge Gwinnett Superior Court.

Gwinnett Solicitor General Brian Whiteside hired dedicated Korean staff for the convenience of Koreans, and Lisamarie Bristol, candidate rebelled against the leadership of Whiteside, her superior.

<By Eugene Lee>

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