White voter registration sinks below 57 percent in Georgia

The number of white registered voters in Georgia continues its incremental decline, dropping from 59 percent in 2012 to under 57 percent for next Tuesday, according to the latest figures out of Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office.

In fact, white voters make up the only demographic to experience a decline in raw numbers over the last four years – down by more than 91,000 voters.

For reference purposes: In 2001, whites made up 72 percent of registered voters; in 2007, they were 67 percent. Blacks in 2001 made up 26 percent of the electorate, and 27 percent in 2007.

Here’s racial/ethnic breakdown for the 2016 general election, compared to 2012, in parentheses:

White: 3,081,133, 56.7 percent    (3,172,666, 59.1 percent)

Black: 1,633,573, 30.1 percent     (1,611,608, 30 percent)

Latino/Hispanic: 126,942, 2.7 percent  (91,963, 1.7 percent)

Asian: 96,849, 1.8 percent   (72,613, 1.4 percent)

Native American: 4,603, .1 percent  (1,905, less than 0.1 percent)

Other: 487,471, 10.1 percent    (413,851, 7.7 percent)

In at least five counties in metro Atlanta — Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Newton — have no racial majority on their voter registration rolls.

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Barineka Akponi
Barineka Akponi

Because of places like you, and 11Alive, trump and your deplorable followers.

Rhys Taylor
Rhys Taylor

May they continue to sink, and sink, and sink, and sink. Let's turn Georgia BLUE!

Marjorie Claypole Giannetti
Marjorie Claypole Giannetti

People who are nervous about Donald Trump should be more nervous about Hillary Clinton's classified controversies and how she slept through Benghazi and her apparent unconcern about the safety of the American people as demonstrated by her desire for completely open borders and proposed acceptance of another 1/2 million unvetted muslim immigrants......Said the same thing about Ronald Reagan as they are saying about Donald Trump...they said he was too unpredictable, he was too pro American he would be rash...... These are just bombs they throw out to knock people off their support.... He is campaining to win.....but there is nothing about his background as a business leader or otherwise to lead anyone to believe he would not do anything but be prudent in a high pressure situation. Moments in this campaign have given us all pause, but if you look at his business record and those who spend time with him when he has been briefed on critical issues.....he is thoughtful, he internalizes it, he goes through a decision making process and takes it very, very seriouly.....but ultimately what do you want...a slightly unpredictable patriot in Donald Trump or the corrosive and calculated corruption of Hillary Clinton who we know has ties to interests around the world that are not focused on America. Public information put out by Doug Band, Bill Clinton's body man...that Clinton Foundation pay-for-play is just a way for Clinton's to personally get rich.....Clinton's are being protected by DOJ and FBI from any serious investigation and scandal..FBI is being denied access to emails, subpoenas, grand jury opportunities and witness interviews. Apparently FBI agents going to Justice Department saying they have enough evidence and are being told to "stand down"... Real cover up going on within Obama's DOJ and FBI about what the Clinton Foundation has been up to on pay-to-play scams... Judicial Watch has been exposing this for almost a year and now confirmed by Wikileaks ......Same as in 2010 when DOJ reached out to FBI for 591C4 Conservative Groups to find creative ways to prosecute and put Obama opponents in jail...same DOJ sees Clinton as friend and they are going to protect her and subvert the rule of law to protect her. Paraphrased from interview 11/1 by Brian Kilmeade with Pete Hegseth

Jack Tilson
Jack Tilson

I guess that is easy for a white woman to say. People of color, immigrants and those of us concerned about women and children from sexual assault fear something totally different.

Marjorie Claypole Giannetti
Marjorie Claypole Giannetti

I am an immigrant and a woman and a mother......and I sure don't want Bill Clinton an impeached rapist pedophile sexual predator and his enabler back in The Whitehouse

Marjorie Claypole Giannetti
Marjorie Claypole Giannetti

If someone"knowingly" votes for a CRIMINAL...does that not mean that voter is commiting a crime....... Donald Trump HAS TO WIN this election....I am so disgusted, disappointed and discouraged by the corruption, subterfuge, dishonesty, suppression, propoganda and brainwashing by the media and the corruption in Washington.....when I was young, the United States used to make commercials about the suppression and propoganda of the Soviet Union to their people and they entitled it "BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN".....I am ashamed and appalled that we the people of the United States are now in the midst of experiencing the same suppression right here in our own country....I cannot believe it has come to this......I am not interested in Donald Trumps taxes (although I did see his 2013 returns was leaked and I think he paid around $47 million in taxes and donated around $25 million) or shocked by Trump's politically incorrect speech patterns...and I do not believe it is a coincidence that all these women (many proved to be false already) all came out ALL IN ONE WEEK just prior to the election, when Mr Trump was doing so well in the polls......I AM interested in a future for our country...and I don't want a corrupt government and a corrupt, liar, criminal to lead our country and be in The Whitehouse...and I certainly don't want Bill Clinton BACK in The Whitehouse......nor do I want Hillary Clinton saving a space for Michelle Obama to run in 2020 so THE OBAMAS can be back in The Whitehouse....there is a lot going on here folks....that we, the people, HAVE TO STOP.......Greetings from South Georgia....Mr Trump will do his best for AMERICA and AMERICANS......he will get the best advisors around him and will LISTEN to them.....if you want a future for your FAMILIES, your CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN.......VOTE TRUMP/PENCE 11/8TH

Norma Jay
Norma Jay

It was reported Latino voting is up 130+%!!! Way to go!!

Justin Trentadue
Justin Trentadue

So much hatred on all sides of this election. Divide and conquer. We are being played.

William D Wheeler Sr.
William D Wheeler Sr.

PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERYONE The FBI Is Reopening The Criminal Investigation Into Hillary Clinton's Private E-MailServer.So We Have A Democratic Nominee That Is Under FBI Investigation I'm going to push this until the Nov election on every post I can. If you don't want the truth about Hillary don't read it. A Lie Named Hillary .. I oppose her because she cannot tell the truth to save her life. Any public servant who has the gall to issue a list of terms the press cannot utter, as if disposing the corpse of free will, is helplessly deluded and a petulant child. Sorry, Hillary, but no one owes you anything; especially the nation you proclaim to serve with nothing but the benevolence of blind ambition. If your candidacy cannot survive without the aid of deception, division, and the fabricated catcalls of “sexism” to demonize your critics, then please tell us why America needs you? Better yet, please explain how you're even worthy of the job? A leader doesn't need pollsters, a panel of advisers, two news conferences and a room full of media drones just to announce whether or not she used an unauthorized server to conduct official government business and therefore deleted emails in an attempt to avoid prosecution. A leader would never break the law in the first place. And a leader doesn't shout, "At this point, what difference does it make" when four lives are lost in the wake of her unmitigated failure. Any self-respecting adult with an ounce of integrity would simply admit the truth. Excuse me, any self-aware child who knows the difference between right and wrong, life and death. She was thrown off the Congressional Watergate panel for lying and she hasn't stopped lying since !!!!!. And some people want her as our President - she can't & won't even tell the Truth as Secretary of State - and remember all she has done there to pad her financial pockets and political career - That should never have begun. If I'm hiring someone to run my business, placing my future in foreign hands, I don't care whether you're a Democrat or Republican, a man or woman, white or black. I want the most qualified candidate whose character speaks for itself and whose ideals can stand on the merits of their own wisdom. That’s common sense. Are you going to have the audacity to tell me what I can and can't ask; what verbiage is acceptable? If your resume and vision are truly best for the entire nation, not just one party, gender or race, either should be able to withstand the most blistering questions and exhaustive scrutiny. In fact, you should welcome any and all discourse to discredit your detractors and display your competence. A leader unites, empowers and inspires by example, not by excuses or endless blame. Tell me the national debt is a record 19 Trillion and that Barrack Obama has raised it more than the first 43 presidents combined. Admit that an estimated 94 million Americans are out of the workforce, nearly 50 million are on public assistance, and that the economic recovery is a sham. Admonish Iran as a destabilizing force of Islamic radicalism that must never be mentioned in the same sentence as “nuclear power". Recognize the reality every civilized nation has the immigration laws and that American sovereignty, the safety and security of her people, supersedes any political ploy to stuff the ballot box beneath the hollow cries of racism. Yes, just like generations of legal immigrants before your candidacy, respect is given when trust is earned. If you are incapable of acknowledging simple, documented facts - solely because it’s easier to hide behind a propaganda platform that cajoles and incites an expendable public - you're not interested in solving anything, let alone serving the American people or any notion of truth. You and the likes of you are the cancer killing the country I love. You're the lie my forefathers warned us about. Hillary Clinton has a long and inglorious history of alleged document tampering and questionable legal maneuverings. If I Would Of Mishandled One Classified Document As A SGM In The Army I Would Be Busted Down To Private And Be In Jail For Life. Please Wake Up And Talk Common Sense. Who Else Got By With This. Different Standards She Is Treated Like She Is Above The Law.AMERICAN VOTERS WE NEED TO KEEP HER OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.. SHE BELONGS IN JAIL - PLEASE - PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE

Jack Tilson
Jack Tilson

So you oppose her for being a liar and you scholar to support some who lies even more? How stupid is that?

Arthur W Hinson
Arthur W Hinson

The FBI is not reopening some email investigation and Obama should pardon Hillary for anything related to emails because it is a stupid artificial controversy created by the right wing so they can have an excuse for not doing their job they were elected to.

Barbara L. LeMaster
Barbara L. LeMaster

Like I've said many times before, anti-Hillary Clinton types, who believe she is corrupt, only have a few options: 1. She's so corrupt that, after nearly 40 years in the public eye, constant scrutiny, investigations, and the mass media complex looking into every nook and cranny, and nothing has been found, Hillary and Bill Clinton are super-criminals the likes the world has ever known. They've been able to cower every person, entity, and organization into looking the other way 2. Hillary really ISN'T corrupt, and those who say/believe she is are the only things that are corrupt, as in, their minds are so corrupted that they are incapable of accepting the blinding reality that: a. Hillary isn't corrupt b. They (the believers) are completely screwed up in the head 3. That if Hillary is corrupt, and the fact she has (allegedly) gotten away with it for so long in the face of withering opposition means the opposition is woefully inept to catch her and prove it. There are no options, and no middle ground.

Greg Holder
Greg Holder

Lol , that one i do know , the new media that posted , so misleading

Johnny Knight
Johnny Knight

Clinton Emails are all DIFFERENT issues and many more and much more dangerous to the US than anything Trump has said.

Mike L Curtiz
Mike L Curtiz

Johnny Knight Trump raped a 13 year old girl, stated he would sleep with is own daughter, sexually assaulted 13 women, refuses to show his tax returns, embraces racist organizations and he has Russian ties.. Like Trump said--he could shoot someone and his uneducated, racist followers would still vote for him.

Patrick Pearson
Patrick Pearson

Thank you...his reign ends the same day as President Obama's. The GOP has no use for him after that.

Marlin Thompson
Marlin Thompson

Yes it's the demographic make up of the urban areas. Mailbox money gets there faster.

Bobby Lamb
Bobby Lamb

Where's all the white trash votes for Trump?

Jack Tilson
Jack Tilson

They no longer have any shame. Trump has fooled them and made them believe it's safe to let us know who they are. Lol

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

Now I understand what "make America great again" means you scared you scared you are losing your majority now I get it

Lori Kendall Meadows
Lori Kendall Meadows

Atlanta has been turned into a large, nasty ghetto and all the smart people are LEAVING.

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

Lori Kendall Meadows i'm glad you gone. You sound like a disgusting citizen anyway

Steven Prediletto
Steven Prediletto

Whites lose about 1 percentage point each year. Millennials comprise 25% of metro Atlanta and they tend to lean left politically. The demographics are changing Georgia politics from purple to blue. The number of white Evangelicals in the U.S. is only 45% and will be 41% in 2020 & 37% by the 2024 Presidential cycle. >The religious right is rapidly losing influence, as well.

Kerry Hill
Kerry Hill

Sorry That means the demographics are changing is this scary for you if it is too bad