Unfortunately, Killer Mike Can't Run For Georgia State Representative
Well this sucks!
It would've been all kinds of awesomesauce if Georgia voters were able to vote for Killer Mike as their state representative, but unfortunately, they can't.
Killer Mike, real name Michael Render, took to his Instagram to ask for the support of the people. In the special election for district 55 taking place today (June 16) former State Rep, Tyrone Brooks will no longer hold the seat. Mike, being the politically savvy man he is, humbly asked people to go to the polls, write in his real name and vote.
Well, unfortunately, things didn't go as planned. Mike later took to the 'gram to post a video telling voters in order for him to run he would have had to enter as a write in candidate verses being an actual write in candidate. The news was an instant bummer to district 55 constituents who were looking forward to having Mike be their representative. But, as always, Mike made sure to encourage people to vote!
I can't run BUT For the folks that were willing to Write in #MichaelRender Thank U so Much. I am gonna run one day and WE WILL WIN. However in Ga I wud have to officially enter as a "write in" vs being an Actual Write in (those are the breaks) but, I really felt it important to draw attention to this race. We have BIG Problems in education, schools and prison reform in Ga and I I wanna see change. I wanna see Yall active in Local politics. The fact that ya'll are willing to support me shows change is possible and while I run around rapping with @thereallyrealelp doing #RunTheJewels for the next few yrs I want ya'll to get & stay active and Run for office! We need more New and fresh ideas & people! Now Tomorrow yall choose between two sisters, a Junior & a white indie (really republican and I'm cool with that too if he does the job so give him a look) I suggest yall Google them read up tonight and GO VOTE tomorrow! I will Run In the Future and We Will Win! Love and Respect Michael Render #Vote #District55 #TomorrowInGeorgia #DontWriteMeInYet #IwannaKeepRapping #MyWifeStillLikesStripClubs #MyOGwantMeToRunDoe #GetAvtive #ChangePolitics #ISeeICanRunAndIWillOneDay #ThankYall make sure yall watch me on #TheNightlyShow with Larry Wilmore at 11:30 est. #GoVote
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