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Republican streak in Georgia at stake in presidential race

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off for the final Presidential Debate Wednesday night. AP photos Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off for the final Presidential Debate Wednesday night. AP photos

By KATHLEEN FOODY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Republicans feel confident they can keep the state in Donald Trump's column when voters head to the polls on Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton supporters, though, hope to give the state's 16 electoral votes to a Democrat for the first time in more than 20 years. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win Georgia.

Public polling suggests Trump is clinging to a small lead. Republicans say that's enough to keep Georgia's "red state" status.

Democrats, though, say even a narrow Clinton loss demonstrates the state is becoming competitive compared to President Barack Obama's losses by six points in 2008 and eight points in 2012. They also argue that the state is becoming more diverse and friendlier to Democrats.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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