Georgia Democrats saw historic statewide wins in the November 2020 election, crediting a shifting voting demographic in Atlanta’s suburbs.
Both candidates also made history of their own: Warnock became Georgia’s first Black U.S. senator and Ossoff the state’s first Jewish senator.
Proponents for the changes cited the pandemic’s impact on the state’s voting system.
But critics decried the effort as an attack on minority voters after Georgia backed a Democratic president and voted in two Democratic U.S. senators.
Additional pushes for change to the state’s voting system are likely to appear during the 2022 legislative session, although both House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Gov.