Interactive: Watch how DeKalb became a stronghold for Democrats
Nov. 3, 2015 - DeKalb County - Precinct workers were pleased with the turnout at In Hawthorne Elementary, where city hood for LaVista Hills was on the ballot, with 275 voters by 11am. DeKalb County residents could vote on an ethics overhaul for the county and city hood for LaVista Hills and Tucker. Hawthorne Elementary is one of the busiest precincts in DeKalb, where voters will consider overhauling the county’s ethics rules and city hood for LaVista Hills. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM
Over the last few decades, the state of Georgia shifted from a pale shade of blue to at times fiery red.
Not so of DeKalb County.
In 1992, when Bill Clinton took the White House, he had the support of only 57 percent of DeKalb voters. By 2012, the county had become an even safer bet for Democrats, with 77 percent supporting Barack Obama.