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Sixth District voting pool hasn’t changed much since Donald Trump’s election

Our AJC colleague Kristina Torres has latched on to some of the few solid numbers surrounding next Tuesday’s balloting in the Sixth District congressional race:

Millions of dollars, hundreds of volunteers and dozens of national pundits have all made Tuesday’s 6th Congressional District special election a must-watch race nationally, but the one thing missing may be the most important:


Crowds of new voters stirred by President Donald Trump’s victory in November.


An analysis of state voter data by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that voter registration in the northern Atlanta suburbs that form the district has barely budged since the November presidential election.

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Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.