With its weak-mayor form of government, the capital city’s top job only has so much power. But the issue of housing affordability has consumed the race, which will end in a runoff between two Democrats next week.
A study from the Center for Legislative Accountability found that the state’s legislature voted conservatively in 74 percent of votes the report tracked. The 2023 legislative session will begin in March.
Proponents of the voting method argue it leads to better representation of voters’ viewpoints and more collegial campaigning while eliminating the need for costly runoff elections. Opponents say it’s too complicated.
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“I often say that a vote is a kind of prayer for the world we desire for ourselves and for our children.”Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, in his victory speech after defeating Republican challenger Herschel Walker in Tuesday’s runoff election. Warnock, who has won his seat both times through a runoff election, is the state’s first Black senator. (Associated Press — Dec. 7, 2022)