Georgia’s Voter Turnout in Primary Runoffs

  Like it or not, Georgia requires that partisan nominees get a majority of the vote.  When no candidate polls a majority, the top two finishers compete in a runoff.  The state has had this requirement in place for more than half a century. When a runoff is...

The Irony of Hillary’s Firewall

The descent has been less spectacular than that experienced by Jeb Bush, but Hillary Clinton has gone from heir apparent to street scrapper fighting desperately to claim what she thought to be her birthright. A photo finish in Iowa followed by a blowout loss in New...

Georgia and the 2016 Presidential Election

How is the Falcon’s 2015 season like Georgia in the 2016 presidential election?  Both begin with great promise and quickly fade into oblivion.  The Falcons were undefeated through the first five games and had seemingly great prospects for making the playoffs. In...

The Critical White Vote

  Georgia has voted reliably Republican in recent years but Democrats see their prospects improving. Demographic changes are at the heart of rising Democratic expectations. Georgia’s population is becoming more diverse day-by-day both through births and...

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