Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research


The demographic shifts that have occurred in Georgia over the last three decades provide the foundation for the move from red to purple and eventually to blue. The new migrants, to Georgia, are not southern Democrats or even right-wing Republicans. Since 2010, the number of Georgia residents has increased 9,688,709 to 10,519,475 in 2018. This is an increase of 830,766 or about an 8% increase in population. These new residents are not driven by southern angst and suspicion of the north. These new Georgians are receptive to moderate social and fiscal policies. The migration of the United States population from the West, Midwest, and Northeast to states in the Sun Belt, such as Georgia is now beginning to bear electoral fruit.

Keywords: electoral politics; voter suppression; African-American vote; demographic shifts