Lessons from the recent election cycle

  It was widely recognized that Georgia might vote for a Democrat campaigning statewide, but many doubted that the state was on the verge of such a dramatic change.  Now that the state has voted for Joe Biden and sent Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to the Senate,...

Public Service Elections and the Public Vote

  Political scientists divide the support for candidates into components.  Most of the vote a candidate receives is attributable to the candidate’s party affiliation.  Strong partisans will vote for their party’s choice regardless of who it is.  The other...

Trump’s surprising weakness in Georgia

  For Republican candidates and office holders, Donald Trump is the force that one dares not offend.  The potency of his endorsements or tweets was shown more forcefully in Georgia than in most states when he weighed in on the behalf of Brian Kemp during the 2018...

The Fate of Appointed Senators

  The runoffs for Georgia’s two Senate seats are attracting national and even international attention since, for the first time in history, the outcome of a delayed selection process will determine which party controls that chamber.  Georgians are selecting two...

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