Karen Handel, the Republican nominee in Georgia’s closely watched 6th District special election, is accusing Democrats of a “trick” by convincing a federal judge to extend voter registration in the district.
Handel, who faces Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff next month, lampooned Thursday’s federal court decision to reopen voter registration in a Monday fundraising email signed by the candidate.
“This is going to boil your blood. Just hours ago, the Democrats won their lawsuit to extend voter registration in Georgia before our election,” she wrote.
“This lawsuit should be seen for exactly what it is: A partisan attempt to change the rules in the middle of an election for a nakedly partisan outcome.”
The email goes on to ask supporters to donate to “fight back against the Democrats’ latest trick to deceive this election.”
The Georgia special election has become one of the most heated battlegrounds for Republicans and Democrats fighting for momentum in the early months of President Trump’s administration.
Reports emerged over the weekend that the contest had set a new record for spending on a House race with nearly $30 million spent in TV ad time so far.
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