Crespino Comments on Georgia Runoff Election

Dr. Joseph Crespino, Jimmy Carter Professor of History and Department Chair, recently commented on the upcoming Georgia runoff election with two U.S. senate seats at stake. The article, “In battle for the Senate, Georgia organizers fight to mobilize voters of color,” was published by Candice Norwood of PBS News Hour. Read the excerpt below along with the full piece here.

If Democrats win both seats, they would take control of the Senate and give Biden a friendly Congress that will allow him to enact his policy agenda. But Democratic candidates in particular face more challenges turning out voters for runoff races due to socioeconomic factors as well as voting access, said Joseph Crespino, a professor of political and cultural history at Emory University.