Shifting Georgia: A look at 5 of the Peach State’s purplest districts

Bill Massey, who owns Middle Georgia Cards and Coins, takes a poetic approach to this year’s presidential election. “Roses are red. Violets are blue,” he said. “Your candidate stinks and mine does, too.” Massey added, “I haven’t even decided if I vote yet.” Brant Sanderlin / bsanderlin@ajc.com

Bill Massey, who owns Middle Georgia Cards and Coins, takes a poetic approach to this year’s presidential election. “Roses are red. Violets are blue,” he said. “Your candidate stinks and mine does, too.” Massey added, “I haven’t even decided if I vote yet.” Brant Sanderlin / bsanderlin@ajc.com

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:

And catch up on the AJC’s Shifting South series – a look at the changing political tides in six of the region’s states – by clicking here.

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It's way past time for non-political, computer-generated districts.  Both parties, when in power, carve the state to their advantages.  Districts drawn strictly according to population numbers would be the only way our votes count.  Whichever party is in power believes it will always be the party in power, so nothing ever changes.