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Georgia Democrats counter Ivanka Trump's visit with events targeting women voters

Consider it fortuitous timing.

Shortly after Republicans announced Ivanka and Tiffany Trump were headed to Georgia on Wednesday to rally wavering women, Democrats unveiled their own day of events aimed at energizing female voters.

The Trump sisters, meanwhile, will headline a 4:20 p.m. rally at Cobb County GOP headquarters and a “roundtable of working women” at a nearby State Farm branch at 5:50 p.m.

With polls showing the race between Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton is a dead heat in Georgia, the Republican's campaign is trying to narrow a gaping gender gap that's opened. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll conducted last week gives Trump a 44-42 lead in the state thanks to a hefty advantage among men.

But the New York businessman trails among women 48-37, and some voters say they’re still haunted by his claims of groping women and the string of sexual assault accusations that he’s denied.



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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.