Georgia Sets Date For 2020 Presidential Preference Primary

As Lawton mentioned in the morning reads this morning, Georgia will likely not be a part of Super Tuesday. Earlier this morning, WSB’s Aaron Diamant confirmed that Georgia will be conducting it’s Presidential Preference Primary on March 24, 2020.

The change in the date from early March to late March due more to the logistics of implementing new voting machines across Georgia.

Georgia is capturing the eye of most of the Democratic presidential hopefuls, and Georgia not being a part of the Super Tuesday crowd could make it a standout in a crowded Democratic field. According to Ballotpedia, Georgia is estimated to have the 12th largest delegation to the Democratic National Convention with a total of 120 delegates (comprising of 105 pledged delegates and 15 automatic delegates).

Will Georgia Democrats voting later in March help a Democratic candidate not named Joe Biden, or will it help solidify the current front runner’s support and nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in November 2020? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

Update: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued the following press release confirming the date:

The 2020 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) will be held on Tuesday, March 24th

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chamblee54
chamblee54

On March 20, you can cast your secret ballot for one of the nominees. Considering that Georgia is so red that it glows, the electoral votes will probably go to the Republican nominee. The primary will be the only time you can make a choice.
By March 20, the clown car will have thinned out. The only people remaining will be those who know how to play the game.
Until March 20, you are under no obligation to have an opinion about any of the candidates.

Will Durant
Will Durant

Actually with the new machines and their barcode encryption your actual vote will even be kept a secret from yourself.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Is there anything to prevent someone from taking a photograph of their ballot before it is deposited?

Benevolus
Benevolus

My understanding is that it is illegal in Georgia to photograph your ballot. I imagine that was a response to people selling their vote.