Is it time to stop taking Georgia for granted? The state voted blue – let our experts explain whyNovember 6, 20201 min read
As the final few votes still remain to be counted, the state of Georgia has taken a political turn it has not seen in more than two decades. After a long stretch as a presumptively Republican stronghold, in 2020, voters in Georgia made their voices heard and likely shifted the balance of power in Washington.
What has changed?
- Are more voters engaged and showing up to vote?
- Have demographics shifted?
- Has the population changed?
- Have Peach State citizens changed their outlook on issues and politics?
Moving forward, few will take the state’s 16 electoral college votes for granted. Is Georgia now one of the battleground states that will shape presidential elections in the future?
If you are covering this topic, then let our experts help with your story.
Dr. Gregg R. Murray, professor of political science at Augusta University, is available to talk about the presidential race and election results. Murray’s research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization and turnout. He is also executive director of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences. Simply click on Murray's icon now to arrange an interview today.
Gregg Murray Professor of Political Science | Department of Social Sciences
Murray's research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization during the COVID-19 pandemic.