How contested elections could become more common Just The FAQs

Date: 2020-06-24 11:39:59

With the election coming up in November, many wonder if we could have a contested election and how likely is that to happen?

Over the last few months, COVID-19 has touched nearly every facet of life for residents of Chatham County, the state of Georgia and the country.

Tasks as mundane as grocery shopping or picking up prescriptions have become potentially life-threatening activities for the most at-risk population. Schools adapted to online learning, and more recently, college and high school seniors graduated in socially distanced settings. Elected officials at every level grappled with tough decisions, torn between health concerns and a struggling economy.

But before last Tuesday, Georgia had yet to see how an election amid a global pandemic would pan out. It wasn’t pretty.

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