Georgia

11 seats: 8R, 3D

Where It Ranks Among the States (House Elections 2000)

  • Voter Turnout: 44th (41%)
  • Victory Margin: 24th (37%)

Facts in Focus

  • More than seven out of ten adults in Georgia in 2000 did not vote for the U.S. House Member who represents them.
  • Georgia was only ranked higher than ten other states in the "democracy index" in 2000.
  • Voter turnout in House races was 41%, this is about the same as in the last presidential election, but a serious decrease from the turnout in 1992.
  • Almost 60% of the votes cast for Democratic candidates in Georgia's U.S. House races were "wasted" -- meaning they failed to elect a representative.
  • Seventy-three percent of House races in 2000 were won by a landslide. In general, however, the 1990s have been much more competitive in Georgia than in 1982-1990, when 82% of all House races were won by landslide.
  • Heading into the 1992 elections, Democrats held a 9-1 edge in House seats. After 1994, Republicans held an 8-3 edge, which they have since maintained -- incumbents have won all seats since 1994.


How Georgia ranked in 2000

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