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Population loss as in major -- 50% or more. First post in the series.
Population loss by degrees: 80-90%, 70-79%, 60-69%, 50-59%.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts
- 8.7% - Hancock County
- 29.9% - Georgia
- 30.9% - U.S.
Percentage of population 65 and older:
- 23.3% - Hancock County
- 13.9% - Georgia
- 16.0% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
- 30.3% - Hancock County
- 14.3% - Georgia
- 11.8% - U.S.
The last time Hancock County voted for a GOP presidential candidate was in 1972. Clinton won 75.5% of the vote in 2016. George Wallace won 30.3% of the vote in 1968.
Critics See Efforts by Counties and Towns to Purge Minority Voters From Rolls. (The New York Times, 8/1/2016)
The majority-white Hancock County Board of Elections and Registration was systematically questioning the registrations of more than 180 black Sparta citizens — a fifth of the city’s registered voters — by dispatching deputies with summonses commanding them to appear in person to prove their residence or lose their voting rights. “When I read that letter, I was kind of nervous,” Mr. Flournoy said in an interview. “I didn’t know what to do.”
Wilkes County/Washington. (10/21/2019)
Taliaferro County/Crawfordville. (10/22/2019)
Warren County/Warrenton. (10/23/2019)
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