Following the 2020 election and the media declaring Joe Biden the winner of Georgia’s 16 electoral votes, outlets rushed to declare failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams as the person who delivered the Peach State to the former vice president.
Detailed election data, however, shows Abrams’ effort may not have done much, if anything, to help Biden in Georgia.
The black share of the vote in Georgia declined to its lowest levels since 2006, The New York Times reported. Black turnout in the state did increase, but to a lesser degree than other groups, such as the well-educated and wealthy.
“The findings suggest that Mr. Biden’s win in Georgia may not yet herald a new progressive majority in what was a reliably red state, as Democrats still depend on the support of traditionally conservative voters to win statewide. It helps explain why Republican candidates won more votes than Democrats in the state’s two Senate contests, even as President Trump was