AJC on Facebook: Why is Georgia a battleground state?

A marquee billboard greeted voters on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta for the start of early voting. (John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com)

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Join the live discussion about voters and the election on Thursday Oct. 15

Georgia voters and its candidates are getting national attention as Georgia has become an important battleground state for the presidential election. Jill Biden, wife of nominee Joe Biden, was here this week. President Donald Trump is making a repeat visit to Georgia on Friday.

Why all the attention?

Join the AJC Thursday, October 15 at 5 p.m. as Mark Niesse chats with readers about Georgia’s changing voter electorate and why the state is getting all of this attention from reporters and the national campaigns. Niesse will be joined by special guest Aunna Dennis, Executive Director of Common Cause Georgia.

Join the conversation on the AJC’s Facebook page and YouTube account. You’re invited to ask questions as we prepare for this important election.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is pressing area leaders for vital information to keep you informed — and get answers to make life better. This virtual event is part of an ongoing series.

ExploreAJC Voter Guide for the Georgia Election

Upcoming events

On Thursday, Oct. 22 at 5 p.m., AJC Editor Kevin Riley will host a panel of AJC journalists in a Community Coversation called “How to make your vote count.” It’s what you need to know now about voting machines, election integrity, the candidates and more. Our team will answer your questions and help you be informed. Kevin will be joined by AJC journalists Mark Niesse, Maya T. Prabhu and Ben Brasch.

On Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m., the AJC’s Mark Niesse hosts a discussion and answers questions about what to expect on election night.

Both events will be live and available for later replay on the AJC’s Facebook page and YouTube account.

ExploreHow the AJC can help you follow the 2020 election in Georgia

Video links to previous events and AJC election-related podcasts

AJC Podcast: Analyzing results of recent poll of Georgia voters

AJC Podcast: Recapping a busy week in Georgia politics (Oct. 6)

ExplorePolitically Georgia: Podcasts from the AJC about Georgia elections and politics

What you need to know about the AJC Poll and key political races

What you need to know about absentee voting in Georgia

As early voting begins, tips for voters

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