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Will Black, Latinx And Other Minority Voters Choose The Presidential Winner In Georgia?

People listen during a drive-in rally Tuesday for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta.
People listen during a drive-in rally Tuesday for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta.
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We’re exactly one week from Election Day, and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is making a last-minute campaign swing through Georgia.

Several polls show Biden and President Donald Trump are in a dead heat in Georgia. This, in a state that’s gone Democrat just once in the last 40 years. So, does record early voting turnout signal that 2020 is the year that changes?

Bernard Fraga is a political scientist at Emory University whose research looks at how race and ethnicity affect American elections.

WABE’s “All Things Considered” host Jim Burress asked him if Black, Latinx and other minority communities could choose the presidential winner here in Georgia?

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.