How Georgia Turned From Red To Purple

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Sarah McCammon

How Georgia Turned From Red To Purple

Anashay Wright lives in suburban Atlanta and runs an education-focused nonprofit group. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Anashay Wright lives in suburban Atlanta and runs an education-focused nonprofit group.

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In Anashay Wright’s suburban Atlanta home, President Trump’s name is seldom spoken. But this week, he’s been hard to ignore.

“There’s something to people who don’t get their way, and they have temper tantrums like him,” Wright said. “The fragility, because something don’t go your way? How dare you?”

Trump has – without evidence – accused Democrats of perpetrating a “fraud” on the American people, and launched a flurry of lawsuits in Georgia and other states aimed at questioning the election results.

But to his supporters, such as Catherine McDonald in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, what’s unfolding now seems to confirm the warnings she’s heard from the president and conservative media.

“I have been hearing about this for months, if not the last year, that there were going to be a lot of challenges. That with how divided the country is, that the Democrat side was fully prepared to cast as much doubt as possible on the outcome,” McDonald said.

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