Georgia ‘too close to call’ in presidential race

November 8, 2016 Lawrenceville - The line was long but moved quickly as voters line up to cast their votes at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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November 8, 2016 Lawrenceville - The line was long but moved quickly as voters line up to cast their votes at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

The clock keeps ticking on election day and still Georgia has yet to be called for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

The major cable networks have featured Georgia on their election-night programming and the Washington Post declared Georgia one of 15 states that will decide the election.

Is this unusual for Georgia, which hasn’t gone for a Democrat for president since 1992?

Not particularly, at least not yet. In 2012, Republican Mitt Romney was declared the winner over President Barack Obama at 8:28 p.m.

On CNN, Jake Tapper said if Georgia is in play it’s not because of the two campaigns.

“Hillary and her team have not factored Georgia (into their plans) and have not gone in and made a play for it,” he said.

And yet, here we remain, waiting to learn who won.

At 8:15 p.m. tonight, Trump held a commanding 72 percent to 26 percent lead over Clinton, with Libertarian Gary Johnson with about 2 percent. But none of the heavily Democratic counties in Metro Atlanta have reported yet.

One theory as to why Georgia has not been called for Trump comes from conservative talker Erick Erickson:

Meanwhile, Politico is reporting that exit polling in Georgia showed significant gender and racial gaps between the two parties.

Check back to Political Insider throughout election night for updates.

Check out our other election night coverage:

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/11/08/election-night-reminder-most-georgia-voters-dismiss-trump-rigged-election-claims/

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/11/08/how-hillary-clinton-chose-her-election-night-venue-all-about-that-glass/

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/11/08/trumps-former-georgia-director-makes-a-bold-election-night-prediction/

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/11/08/a-final-final-georgia-poll-donald-trump-johnny-isakson-lead/


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