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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