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Voter changes

Charles S. Bullock, the Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs, was quoted in a Washington Post article discussing issues that have risen ahead of the Nov. 4 election.

The article referenced the number of new voters registered to vote during this cycle and discussed how an increased minority turnout in November could tip the scale in the gubernatorial race between Gov. Nathan Deal and Jason Carter as well as the U.S. Senate race between David Perdue and Michelle Nunn.

“When you talk to Republican campaign operatives, yeah, they’re quite worried” about the impact of growth in minority turnout, Bullock told the newspaper. “They know the Georgia electorate isn’t going to become whiter.”

Bullock also said controversies surrounding voter registration and voter rolls could benefit both parties.

“An awful lot of this is to mobilize the base,” he said.