This week, I’m doing a deep dive into the 2018 midterms in Georgia (especially in the Athens-Clarke County area). Was turnout better this election in Athens or Oconee county? When was the last time Democrats challenged every Republican seat?
5 Amazing Facts about the 2018 Midterms
1 – 2018 had the highest turnout for Democrats in Athens this millennium!
2 – No, more white women didn’t vote for Brian Kemp (at least not compared to white men)
3 – There was a MASSIVE increase in youth turnout
4 – Clarke County’s turnout was BETTER* than Oconee’s (compared to expected)
5 – Every Republican seat in the Athens-area was challenged for the first time since 2010