As Cobb County trends blue, so goes Georgia statewide politics

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In 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won Cobb County by 12 percentage points and won Georgia by eight points. In 2016, the county swung Democratic as Hillary Clinton won Cobb by two points, even as she lost the state overall by five points. This past November, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams won Cobb by a solid nine points – and only narrowly lost the state.