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Georgia

SUPER STATE STRATEGY

Georgia is getting closer to becoming a blue state every day. It is one of the fastest-changing states politically. Without rampant voter suppression, Democrat Stacey Abrams would have won the governorship in 2018.

Democrats are currently having their best showings in the state in a generation. With your help, Democrats can win big in Georgia in 2020!

There are two exceptionally competitive Senate seats to win, as well as Georgia’s 16 electoral votes and key state legislature races.

Our Targets:

8

STATE SENATE SEATS TO FLIP

16

STATE HOUSE SEATS TO FLIP

2

UNITED STATES SENATE SEATS

16

ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES

The Georgia state legislature (currently held by Republicans) is one place Democrats can continue making gains. In 2018, Democrats flipped 11 seats in the Georgia House and two in the Georgia Senate.

Most of our targets for flippable seats in Georgia are in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

What's at stake

Gerrymandering

Since 2011, GOP lawmakers have redrawn Georgia congressional maps twice — both times along racial lines. Republicans do this to preserve their legislative majority.

To make things worse, Georgia has a strict voter ID law and a governor with a well-documented record of voter suppression. Georgia also has incarcerated people (who can’t vote) count toward a district’s population, a practice known as prison gerrymandering.

Electing Democrats is essential to re-enfranchising voters and undoing the damage of partisan gerrymandering in Georgia.

Health Care

In Georgia, 267,000 people live without health insurance. This is because Republicans refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Georgia also has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country, at 46.2 deaths per 100,000 births. For black women in Georgia, this climbs to 66.6 deaths per 100,000 births (compared to 43.2 for white women).

Electing Democrats who will expand Medicaid is an essential part of improving access to healthcare in Georgia.

Gun Violence Prevention

Georgia gets an F from the Giffords Law Center for state gun laws. Law enforcement finds firearms from Georgia at crime scenes in other states at more than twice the national rate.

Electing more Democrats to the Georgia state legislature is how we get stronger gun laws passed.