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
- 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
Georgia ranked in 2000