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Ossoff Voters Impossible To Reach Because They Live With Their Parents, Democratic Organizer Says

A precinct captain for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff’s congressional campaign complained recently that many of his constituents are hard to reach because they still live at home with their parents.

“Those were the angriest people,” Jessica Zeigler told Slate, referring to the Republican parents of the young Democrats. “When you are targeting their child, or heaven forbid their child might not think the same way as them, it becomes ugly.”

Ziegler, who has been quoted in a number of Slate articles and a NYTimes piece, added that the police had even been called on Ossoff volunteers on a number of occasions.

Ziegler focused on encouraging young voters to turn out by recruiting recent high school graduates to get in touch with their peers over social media.

The Georgia special congressional election has received significant media attention, in part because of the record-breaking level of funding poured into the race. (RELATED: Ossoff Sets Record For Out-Of-State Donations)

The election has also taken on special significance because Democrats and Republicans alike view it as a litmus test for how the electorate will respond to the first months of the Trump presidency.

The contentious run off between the 31-year-old Ossoff and GOP candidate Karen Handel will be decided Tuesday. The vote will determine secretary of health and human services Tom Price’s successor to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in the House.

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