Georgians proved our democratic resiliency this election cycle by casting almost 5 million votes despite the challenges of COVID-19. And it took an extraordinary collaboration between election workers, voters and volunteers to pull off a safe, smooth and efficient election.
Our foundation of democracy has been sustained by a mosaic of hard-working, earnest Georgians including: elected state officials, 159 county election directors, county election managers, precinct workers, poll workers, ballot counters, tech support workers, the postal service, warehouse workers, volunteers and generous corporations donating essential supplies. These people are members of our communities, our neighbors, our friends, and our families. They endured long hours and health risks. This state-wide support includes many of our own employees, who beyond casting their votes, supported our election in a variety of roles. We are proud of their work and their willingness to participate. It takes Americans to support our democracy. And here in Georgia, it takes Georgians.
With much appreciation, we the members of the business community, thank you.