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Georgia Democrats try to find a way forward after election losses

The disastrous midterm-election performance by Georgia Democrats has sparked a bitter debate inside the party about how to move forward in a state where Republicans have solidified their hold on state offices for the next four years.

Jason Carter's and Michelle Nunn's lopsided losses have set off a cascade of finger-pointing, a blame game that's laid bare the fault lines of a fractured party still struggling to find a compelling message and strategy after more than a decade in political exile.

The debate pivots on two nagging questions: How the party can register hundreds of thousands of minority voters and newcomers to Georgia who have come from left-leaning states that Democrats see as essential to the party's revival? And how it can attract white voters, a bloc that was once the backbone of the party's support and now makes up less than a quarter of its votes?

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