Tyler Perry wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way of casting his vote in the Georgia senate runoff elections, so when the filmmaker didn’t receive his absentee ballot in the mail, he flew to Georgia to make sure his vote was counted.
“All right, my absentee ballot never came, so I just left voting in person, so y’all get out and vote, get out and vote, get out and vote,” he told fans in a video posted to his Twitter account.
That was no small task for Perry, 51, who had to hop a “flight from Wyoming to Georgia late Monday to vote in person,” according to The New York Times.
“Is anyone else having this problem? I ordered my absentee ballot on December 2nd. I’m told it was mailed on the 4th. I still don’t have it!” he informed his 6.4 million Twitter followers and caught the attention of voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.
“Requested a ballot but haven’t received it? Vote in person on Election Day! Just tell the person at the check-in table that you wish to cancel your ballot & vote in person,” she responded.
“Hey @staceyabrams, I flew home because I didn’t get it. I will be there early in the morning. Too important to miss. Too important to miss!” he tweeted back.
Tyler was one of many Georgians casting his vote in the runoff between Democrats Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff and Republicans David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler.
As of early Wednesday, both races are too close to call.
By George Costantino
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