May 4, 2022

Thank you to all those that came down to Wild Wings on Monday morning to kick off The John Fredericks Show “Real Georgia Speaks Team Trump Bus Tour! We had nearly 200 people joining us with many of our candidates in the house and on the airwaves with interviews with John Fredericks and outside with CNN Investigates!  Yes, CNN who is interested in what is fueling the Red Wave in DeKalb County, Georgia.

Make sure you bring a friend or neighbor and Vote Early!  Let’s keep up the momentum of more Republicans voting early in the primary than Democrats.  Before you go, please visit the DeKalb GOP’s Special Primary Voter Website: Everything You Need to Know About Voting.

CALLING ALL REPUBLICANS: Be a part of ensuring FITness – Faith, Integrity & Trust in our elections by volunteering as an Early Voting and Election Day Poll Watcher, Absentee Ballot Observer and/or a Vote Review Panelist in DeKalb County during the Mid-Term Primary Election.  There are Thirteen (13) Early Voting Locations in DeKalb County —six of them with drop boxes.  There are 191 Precincts on Election Day.


DeKalb County was the highest recipient of the CARES Act in the state of Georgia, receiving a HALF BILLION DOLLARS.  While School Officials paid out $114,250 in bonus checks of $3,000, $5,000, $7,500 and even $10,000 checks to 36 HR Administrators, the DeKalb County School Board voted NO to distribute the state’s largest grant to fix our crumbling schools, fairly compensate our teachers and to put our #ChildrenFirst.

It is time to Save Our Schools and HIRE three new school board members: Stephen Bowden – District 2, Bonnie Chappell – District 4 and Janet Hughes – District 6.

Note: The DeKalb School Board Election is Nonpartisan and each candidate will appear on all three primary ballots Republicans, Democrats and Nonpartisan.  Early Voting will be held from May 2 – May 20. Election Day is May 24.  We have an amazing opportunity to WIN BIGLY, end the decades of corruption and will be able to put our #ChildrenFirst because #DeKalbDervesBetter.


My Statement Regarding 2000 Mules

After viewing 2000 Mules on Monday evening, nothing came as a surprise to anyone who was paying attention in 2020.  It simply reaffirmed how we have long believed that absentee ballots were illegally trafficked not just in Georgia but in states around the country.  This once again raised significant questions about the integrity of the 2020 elections.  This must-see movie showed how so-called “pandemic emergency measures” like the absentee ballot drop boxes made our electoral system vulnerable to cheating.  Allowing the drop boxes was a crucial blunder. Georgia law has always allowed voters to cast absentee ballots from the comfort and safety of their own homes. But in the name of fighting Covid, the Secretary of State engineered emergency rules allowing the erection of drop boxes in public gathering places – without ever explaining how luring people to leave their homes during a pandemic stops the spread of disease. This foolish decision was immediately exploited by the likes of Stacey Abrams and Mark Zuckerberg which funneled millions of dollars in “private grant money” to large urban counties like DeKalb County only to make drop boxes more readily available to voters more likely to vote Democratic than Republican.

As I personally witnessed as a Vote Review Panelist, the number of absentee ballots ballooned, from just over 300,000 in 2018 to more than 1.3 million in 2020.  In DeKalb, we had over 10% of them with 136,000 being processed in a completely overwhelmed the absentee ballot verification system. A system that was already weakened by an out-of-court lawsuit settlement between the Secretary of State and the Democratic Party.

While there is no way to “undo” what happened in 2020, we cannot pretend that it did not happen. Changing laws is not enough either – especially when some of our elected officials have roadblocked further restoring FITness – Faith, Integrity & Trust in our elections. We must hold those who broke the laws accountable as there is nothing more important than securing the integrity of our elections.


Do not forget to join us at Tucker Day on Saturday, May 7th.  Walk with us in the morning in the parade and stop by our booth on Main Street! If you would like to join us a booth ambassador, please sign up here.  Candidates are also welcome to host a Meet & Greet.

In closing, congratulations to Mitchell Kaye on his great victory in the House District 45 special election runoff. We welcome his return to the Georgia General Assembly.

Thank you.

With Best Regards,

Marci McCarthy
Chairman, DeKalb Republican Party

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