Georgia isn’t blue or red. Vast portions of the state, from peanut country in rural South Georgia to the fast-growing Atlanta suburbs, are a purply stew.
And those sections — call them the swingiest of Georgia’s swing districts — could decide not only the state’s tight presidential race but also the elections down the ballot.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution visited five state House districts scattered across Georgia where the race for the White House seems the tightest.
Read about each one below:
- The district that President Jimmy Carter still calls home, where Democrats have gradually morphed into Republicans.
- A Middle Georgia district that President Barack Obama won by a whisker in 2012 and is now represented by the lone independent in the Georgia Legislature.
- A majority-black district in southwest Georgia that sends a conservative Republican back to the statehouse every two years.
- There’s the Gwinnett County district with a shift in demographics that could be matched by a shift in politics.
- And a conservative-leaning Brookhaven district where a Democrat is capitalizing on resistance to “religious liberty” legislation.