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Many of the polls of Georgia throughout this election cycle placed The Peach State safely in the Romney column.  But I wonder - if Obama had devoted a lot of resources to the state, in the form of a huge ground game, voter registration drives, and advertising, might it have been in play?


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In 2008, Obama lost Georgia to McCain 52%-47%.  There was a bit of ground game, mainly in the Atlanta area and I believe there was even some advertising from the Obama side.  There were definitely voter registration drives.

And now in 2012, with all the braindead pundits completely writing off Georgia as a solid Romney state, Obama did only marginally worse, losing the state 45% to Romney's 53%.  And Obama didn't even make an effort there, so it just seems like Georgia could be trending blue with a little nudge.  And Georgia is one of the fastest growing states in the country and also one of the most demographically diverse.  Could Georgia be the new North Carolina or Virginia?

It will be fascinating to see what happens with The Empire State of the South in upcoming elections.  I would love to see a Democratic nominee make a serious charge at Georgia and I believe it will grow more competitive in the next election cycle.

In any case here is a link to the results map.  


And by the way, that was a royal ass stomping by our President tonight!  I'm in Las Vegas right now, having spent some time phonebanking earlier, and having attended the victory party at Mandalay Bay afterwards.  We rocked in Nevada!

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