More New South
I neglected to mention that we had more historic gains in Georgia, most importantly, the first state House Republican majority
since Reconstruction. The state Senate majority held as well, making this also the first time since Reconstruction that Republicans have held both houses and the governorship. Even in the last 20 years, it went almost without saying that anyone elected to state and local races would be a Democrat. This long era of monolithic one party rule is completely over in Georgia. Even more remarkably, this was achieved despite district apportionment and state election laws that were designed to keep Democrats in the majority.