Hollywood is making a final push to get Georgia voters to the polls as all eyes turn to the Senate runoff elections in the Peach State.
The outcome of Tuesday's vote will determine which party will control the upper chamber.
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As voting began on Tuesday, several high-profile celebrities urged Georgians to cast their ballots in the races.
Viola Davis, star of Netflix's new adaptation of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," shared information on polling locations, while Broadway star Audra McDonald said Georgia's voters could "take us across [the] finish line!"
Let’s do this Georgia! 81 million + people are counting on you to take us across finish line!!! https://t.co/NQ3vUSVhyK— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) January 5, 2021
"Madea Family Funeral" director and star Tyler Perry, whose production studio is based in Atlanta, said in a Tuesday video posted on Twitter that the absentee ballot he requested "never came," so he was heading out to vote in-person.
"Hollywood's" Darren Criss lamented that historically Georgia Democrats haven't had as much turnout for runoff elections but asked his Twitter followers, "Whadayasay we change that history up."
Georgia Democrats- Dems have had a history of not turning out for runoff elections the same big way they do for generals. But hey, since this past year has been all about doing things a little differently, whadayasay we change that history up and push things forward today... https://t.co/z9Ky4jskrt— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) January 5, 2021
"Little Fires Everywhere's" Kerry Washington, who emceed one night of last year's virtual Democratic National Convention, actress Emmy Rossum and tennis legend Billie Jean King also shared their own get-out-the-vote messages.
Georgia, a state of superheroes. About to save this democracy— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 5, 2021
All eyes are on you, Georgia! Polls are open! Let's get this!!! :)— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) January 5, 2021
Today’s the day, Georgia friends!— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) January 5, 2021
The stakes are high & control of the Senate will change the direction of our country.
Harness the most powerful tool you have: your vote.
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