Politics

Investigation: Uncounted Votes Affected Ga.’s 7th Congressional District Race

An APM Reports and WABE investigation has found the uncounted votes in the 7th Congressional District may have helped the Republican incumbent secure a narrow victory.
An APM Reports and WABE investigation has found the uncounted votes in the 7th Congressional District may have helped the Republican incumbent secure a narrow victory.
Credit David Goldman / Associated Press file

Restrictions on voting can affect who wins elections. This becomes especially clear when the result is close.

Take, for example, the race for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District last year in Atlanta’s northern suburbs.

An APM Reports and WABE investigation has found the uncounted votes there may have helped the Republican incumbent secure a narrow victory.

For our series about the ballots rejected in the 2018 election, WABE reporter Johnny Kauffman explains the political ramifications of the obstacles to voting.