How Democrats Must Win Georgia’s 16 Electoral Votes — and Two US Senate Seats

The Key to Winning Georgia

How will Georgia flip?

Georgia has been a solidly red state since 1972, barring when a southern Democrat was on the ticket — Georgians voted for native son Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980 and Bill Clinton in 1992. Every other presidential election they’ve voted for the Republican candidate. However, in recent years, there have been underlying trends pointing to a swing towards Democrats. From 2008 to 2016, Georgia has moved an average of 2.3 points to the left each cycle.

The Numbers: Gwinnett County

Gwinnett is a suburban county that saw a 7.2% increase in non-white residents from 2010 to 2018 according to the US Census Bureau, including a 36.7% growth in its Black population since 2010, from 187,058 Black residents to 255,622 in 2018. Gwinnett has also seen a 30.6% increase in Asian residents and a 22.3% increase in Latinx residents — Cobb county has experienced similar changes. High turnout in increasingly diverse counties such as Gwinnett and Cobb helps Democrats and is crucial to winning Georgia. #WinGwinnettCobb and run up their margins, and Democrats win the state.

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