Will Ramaswami create history in the US elections? Why is there a discussion in Georgia


Washington. Ashwin Ramaswamy, a 24-year-old Indian-American, has received the endorsement of US Senator Jon Ossoff in his bid for the Georgia State Senate seat in District 48. Ramaswamy is the first Gen-Z candidate to contest for a US state legislature and is running as a Democrat against incumbent Republican state senator Sean Still, who has been charged with attempting to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia. Still was convicted along with former President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Senator Ossoff highlighted the apparent contrast between the candidates, saying, “Ashwin is a former election security expert, and he is running against a MAGA (Make American Great Again) politician who is accused of participating in an attempt to steal the 2020 election at the same time that Raphael Warnock and I were running.”

Ramaswami acknowledged Senator Ossoff’s accomplishments in upgrading infrastructure, tackling climate change, and strengthening cybersecurity in Georgia and thanked him for his support. He also highlighted the importance of preventing these successes from being undone by far-right Republicans at the state level. As a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC), which oversees the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Senator Ossoff’s support is of vital importance.

Who is Ashwin Ramaswamy?
Ramaswamy, who left his election security job at CISA to run against Steil, has already raised more than US$280,000 in his grassroots campaign and has outraised his opponent. If elected, Ramaswamy will make history as the youngest elected representative in the state of Georgia and the first Indian-American to win the position in the state.

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