Until the 1970s, Georgia was mostly a one-party state, in which the conservative Democrats dominated. But as conservative voters shifted to Republicans, Democrats were left concentrated in places like the neighboring city of Atlanta, and urbane Decatur, as well as smaller cities with a large number of Americans. Africa.
However, over the last few years, aversion to Trump has spread and demographic change has exploded, giving Democrats surprising new power in the densely populated northern suburbs. Atlanta’s vote-rich, vote-rich places – places like Cobb and Gwinnett Counties used to be Republican power bases.
Hillary Clinton brought the Cobb and Gwinnett Counties to life even after she lost state in 2016. This year, Mr. Biden won them again. And he added to her profits in the state, significantly increasing the number of Democratic voters in Georgia’s most important secondary cities – Augusta, Columbus, Macon, Savannah and Athens.
In recent months, the pandemic has slowed down Georgia’s economy, with unemployment rising to 6.4% in September from 5.7% in August. Covid-19 cases are also on the rise; During the past week, there were an average of 2,242 new cases per day, up 42 percent from the average two weeks earlier.
A new generation of Democratic candidates has left behind its predecessors’ social and financial conservatism to embrace a growing demographic coalition of Black voters and suburban women. college degrees and a younger generation participating in politics.
Even if Mr. Biden’s triumph is eventually handed over by industrialized northern nations like Pennsylvania, his thin margins in Georgia could very well point to the Democratic future, a possible future. See more clearly in the Senate vote.
Republicans will try to stave off any Democrats’ dynamics, in the hope of showing that Mr. Biden’s strong performance here is related to Mr. Trump’s divisive candidacy rather than GOP easing. loosen your grip on the dynamic South. For Democrats, winning both seats would leave parties at a 50-50 split in the Senate, with the vice president, Kamala Harris, voting favorably.