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President Trump tweets support for Handel as polls open in District 6

Posted June 20

— President Donald Trump is weighing in on the race in Georgia's sixth congressional district by sending out a series of tweets endorsing Republican candidate Karen Handel.

In a race that could test the strength of the GOP early into his presidency, Trump sent out several tweets on Monday and Tuesday, just ahead of the polls opening at 7 a.m.

On Monday, the president tweeted that the Democrats want to stop tax cuts, healthcare and border security. He concluded the tweet with a ringing endorsement for Handel.

He later tweeted Monday that Jon Ossoff doesn't even live in the district he's hoping to represent and says Ossoff also wants to raise taxes and kill healthcare.

He then sent out two tweets early Tuesday morning, not long before polls open at 7 a.m. reiterating his thoughts on Ossoff. He also added that Ossoff is weak on crime and security.

Polls will remain open until 7 p.m. in the race for District 6.

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