Republicans Stall in Difficult the Election

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A reporter taped a television interview near the White House yesterday.

Our friends at The Upshot took a close look at the election results in Georgia and got a detailed picture of how Biden turned the state blue for the first time since 1992.

The analysis shows where Democrats would need to keep newly-found supporters – and where they could stand to more effectively rally their base – if they attempt to swap two Senate seats in the runoff election scheduled for January.

According to an analysis of the results at the district level, Biden made big gains among affluent, college-educated, and senior voters in the Atlanta suburbs. And while he predominantly won among black voters, turnout was low compared to other racial and ethnic groups, based on an analysis of the Georgian Foreign Minister’s turnout data.

The black percentage of voters fell to its lowest level since 2006, at 27 percent, after falling to 27.7 percent in 2016.

As Nate Cohn, Matthew Conlen and Charlie Smart According to reports, the results suggest that the Democrats did not necessarily build a new progressive majority between white liberals and non-white voters, as some had hoped. Biden’s victory depended on a strong anti-Trump vote in traditionally moderate and conservative suburbs.

If Democrats can increase black voters in the Senate runoff while holding on to these suburban Biden converts, they could potentially improve its 49.5 percent support in the presidential election.

Georgia is one of the few states that requires voters to indicate their race when registering to vote and provides an unusually accurate account of the racist makeup of the electorate.

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