Georgia Flips

Georgia Flips

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Georgia Flips, Virtual Nature, Social Media Data

Episode: Georgia Flips, Virtual Nature, Social Media Data

  • Nov 18, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 23:14 mins

Guest: Angie Maxwell, Diane D. Blair Endowed Chair in Southern Studies, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Arkansas, Co-Author of “The Long Southern Strategy: How Chasing White Voters in the South Changed American Politics” All eyes are on Georgia, where election officials are recounting every vote in the Presidential election by hand, and two Congressional races are going to a runoff in January that will determine whether Republican keep control of the U.S. Senate. The recount of votes is not expected to eliminate Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow presidential victory in Georgia. The last time a Democrat for President won in Georgia, it was Bill Clinton in 1992–a Southerner, by the way. And before that, it was Jimmy Carter who is from Georgia, so that makes sense. But why would Joe Biden of Delaware make Georgia a swing state, suddenly?