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Why November's vote is especially excruciating for some Georgians

Seth Millican has voted for Republicans on the top of the ticket every chance he’s had. He’s been involved in Republican politics his entire career. And he agonized over his decision to reject Donald Trump more than almost any other decision he’s made.

For Daniel Abrams, the decision was easy. A millennial Democrat who supported Bernie Sanders, Abrams refuses to vote for Hillary Clinton and plans to cast a write-in vote for Green Party nominee Jill Stein.

Many voters long ago made their choice for president and are probably even satisfied, if not pleased, with their choice. But to some lifelong Republicans who months ago rejected Trump and to Democratic activists who defied Clinton, their November choice is particularly excruciating.

For those “Never Trump” Republicans, it’s a revolt against the plurality of their party that gave Trump a victory in Georgia’s March primary with nearly 39 percent of the vote, 15 percentage points more than the runner-up.

Read more: For voters unhappy with Trump and Clinton, it’s a year of hard choices



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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.